Our Amazing Teachers and Staff
Hello Pemberton Children’s Centre Families! Originally from the UK, Sarah’s passion for working with children began at a young age and steered her to accomplish a Degree in Primary Education at the University of the West of England, Bristol.
In 2008, Sarah moved to Squamish to pursue a certificate in outdoor education and leadership through Capilano University’s Advanced Wilderness Leadership Program (AWLP).
Opportunities to follow were at Whistler Children’s Centre, where she worked as an ECE Assistant for five years, and at the Stewardship Pemberton Society as a Nature Educator, and eventually Executive Director, after the birth of her son in 2018.
Sarah brings to Pemberton Children’s Centre over 17 years’ experience in working with children, as well as current Occupational First Aid Level 3 certification.
Ola K Perkins
My name is Ola K Perkins and I am the Assistant Manager of the Pemberton Children's Centre. I graduated from the Early Childhood Education program at Capilano College in 1989. I started with the Whistler Children's Centre in the fall of that year. While I was working at the Centre I completed my post basic training for my Infant Toddler and Special Needs certification. I joined to Pemberton Children’s Centre when it opened in 2007.
Hi everyone! My name is Sammy. I am the Head Teacher in the Beetlebugs program. I have an ECE Assistant certificate and I’m working towards my ECE license. I am fortunate to know most of the children that attend the Pemberton Children's Centre, watch them learn, help them to grow, keep them safe and learn from them every day. They make me laugh and keep me believing in magic. I’m so thankful that every day is brand new. All of these things make this the most rewarding job I've ever had. I myself am a wife and a parent. I've been married to my husband Cookie since 1999 and we have two beautiful children named March and Charlie Parker.
Hey I'm Georgia.
I have my ECE Assistant certificate and I moved to Canada 3 years ago with my husband from Melbourne, Australia. I'm so excited to be working with your kids and helping them to learn and grow.
On my weekends you will find me hiking and camping or in the winter trying to learn to ski!
“Children are not only innocent and curious but also optimistic and joyful and essentially happy. They are in short everything adults wish they could be.” -Carolyn Haywood
I am lucky enough to be able to help the children at the Pemberton Children’s Centre on their journey through infant and toddlerhood with the hope that they are able to hold onto their joy and wonder as long as possible. I am known throughout the centre by children and staff as “Bina". At home I am known as “Mom” to two wonderful balls of energy. Having two little ones of my own allows me to share my experiences as a Mother with the families in our Centre. Currently, I am the Head Teacher in the Crickets program. I work alongside the Management team and the hard working teachers in the Crickets room to ensure that the children learn through play and guidance. I feel that children should be allowed to learn through self exploration with as much or as little guidance as needed. Each child is full of possibilities and personalities that are ready to learn. As a Teacher, I am here to give them as many opportunities as possible.
My name is Yuka and I joined Pemberton Children’s Centre in 2014. I hold a certificate in Early Childhood Education and Infant/Toddler certificate.
I believe in attachment theory which is a foundation of early learning. I also believe that play is a child’s most important work. I have 2 children of my own, Alisa and Alex. When I’m not at work, I enjoy gardening, hiking, skiing and baking.
Hello my name is Baylie Littau, I am a wife, and Mother to a German Shepherd Cross. I love paddle boarding, mountain biking and snowboarding. I have my Early Childhood Educator Assistant certificate and working towards my full ECE license. I graduated University to become a Hair Designer in 2011 and Loved it! Later a Client of mine opened a new door to become a part-time care worker for her 10yr old son who has a genetic disorder and requires full time support. He Changed my life and how I looked at the world and most of all how to be patient. With a chronic disorder myself I have the ability to connect with children, especially those who struggle. I see the importance of learning at the child's pace. I am honest and trusted by many people and families. If I could teach one thing to a child it would be to have patience. With more patient people, the world would be a much better place.
Hello! My name is Marna Bateman. I am originally from South Africa. I got my degree in Communication Sciences in 2011 and have since worked in the education field on various levels. I have my Early Childhood Education Assistant certificate.
My hobbies include baking, reading and spending time outside with my family. I love working with all the children and getting to know the families in our community.
Hi My name is Ayaka. I am working in the Beetlebugs program. I am originally from Japan. I have my Early Childhood Education and Infant/Toddler certificates. I have been working at the Pemberton Children's Centre since 2015. I enjoy snowboarding, camping, hiking, swimming, reading and going bike riding with my son.