Christa O'Connor, RECE Executive Director

We are pleased to announce that Christa O'Connor, RECE has joined our CBCC team as the Executive Director!

With a Registered Early Childhood Education background, Christa's 20-year career in childcare began as an Early Childcare Educator providing childcare and education for children from infant to age 12 within the Waterloo region. She has held progressive supervisory roles and most recently 9 years in the role of Executive Director at a local non-profit learning childcare centre. She is known for being a strong leader who understands the value of family within the business of childcare. Christa is aware of the importance of continued education and training for both teachers and families and she strives to bring current and relevant information and trainings to the staff and families she serves. Christa is looking forward to getting to know all the staff and families at CBCC.

Christa is a transformational leader and passionate mentor, with an unwavering commitment to providing quality learning and childcare. Christa is a past recipient of the Region of Waterloo Childcare Network's "Educator Award of Excellence," award. She is actively involved within the community of childcare at large. She maintains current roles in advocacy groups with the Child Care Network for the Region of Waterloo and the Early Learning and Care Gala for childcare professionals. Christa knows first hand the importance of quality educators and the instrumental role they play in creating a quality program for children and families.

Please join us in welcoming Christa to Creative Beginnings Childcare Centre.


Faye Wilson, Site Supervisor

I am super excited to be here at Creative Beginnings Childcare Centre and look forward to meeting each of you as time allows. I have over 20 years of managerial experience along with working with children in a number of different capacities such as in the classroom with toddlers and preschoolers, in the camp, afterschool and recreational program settings with school aged children. My most recent leadership role was Executive Director of a small not for profit organization in Cambridge called Silverheights Neighbourhood Association. In this position I had the privilege of working with school aged children, staff, volunteers and community members.
I am committed to lifelong learning and understand the importance of providing exceptional childcare to our community and the diverse families the CBCC serves.
I look forward to working with the dynamic professional team of teachers here at Creative Beginnings Childcare and supporting your child(ren) in a fun, nurturing and safe environment.

Faye Wilson
Site Supervisor

Melissa Ayres, RECE - Office Administrator

Hello! My name is Melissa Ayres. I am the Office Administrator for Creative Beginnings. I graduated from the ECE program at Conestoga College in 2010. I started working for Creative beginnings in 2012. Since graduating I have worked as an ECE in an Infant program and toddler program. I have also had roles as a Designate and a Supervisor. I am thrilled to be embarking on this new role with Creative Beginnings. I have a house in Stratford and spend a large majority of my time with close friends. I come from a strong British background and tend to be the class clown. Side note, class clowns are great for toddlers.

Brazilina P

My name is Brazilina.  I have a twenty-seven year old son that I am very proud of and has been the light of my life.  I was born in Portugal and have been living in Kitchener since I came over from there in 1973.  I worked for Frigidaire Eureka for over thirty-four years and Basic Office Products for three and a half years.  However, I was handed the opportunity to go to school and pursue a career that I always had wished for - being an Educator!  After very hard work,  motivation, and persistence, I am proud to say that I was awarded with the ECE Diploma.  I was hired to work for Creative Beginnings in the Infant Room in 2013.  In my spare time I like to take my dog for a walk, dance, visit my family, and catch up with my reading and gardening.

Wendy G

I am thrilled to work in Preschool One at Sir Adam Beck.  I have been with Creative Beginnings since 2005 working with all ages.  I feel a little older when a child who was in my care says "Hi Wendy" and they are in high school now.  I have been married for over 20 years and have 3 unique children in different stages of life.  I understand the joys and difficulty that parenting brings.  I am here to help feed inquisitive minds, nurture social skills, inspire creativity, captivate curiousity, promote positive interactions, and so much more.  I am known to be 'camera happy' so be sure to visit often for glimpses into the life of a preschooler.

Casey L

Hi! My name is Casey.  I graduated from the Conestoga College Apprenticeship program in June 2016.  I currently live in Cambridge and have a 2year old son.  I have been working with Creative Beginnings Childcare since February 2013.  I helped opened our New Hamburg location and worked in our youth program here at SAB.  I'm happy to say that in June of 2017 I was offered the permanent full time teaching spot in Preschool 2 at our SAB location.  I enjoy playing hockey and spending my free time with my friends.  I am a creative person and a love to build off of the children's creativity in my program.  I look forward to meeting you all and becoming a part of your child's life.

Deondra C

Deondra Camilleri,RECE

Hello my name is Deodnra Camilleri I am a graduate of Early Childhood Education from Fanshawe College and in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators. After graduating I took a year off becoming an Assistant Manager at Softmoc. The following year I moved to Bright and became a member of the Creative Beginnings family. I am now working in the Preschool Two room at the Sir Adam Beck location.

Maria E

My name is Maria.  I've been an ECE since 1993.  It has always been my passion to work with young children in a child care setting.  I have been a part of the CBCC team for nearly 6 years now, and have also had the opportunity to work at other childcare centres in the KW area previous to joining CBCC.  I have been married to my husband for 18 years now and have 3 boys - Nikolas who is 16, Loukas who is 13, and Diego who is 11.  I also have a stepson, Alex, who is 24.  I was born on the island of Cyprus, and came to Canada when I was 1 year old.  My first spoken language is Greek, then English.

I am currently working in the Toddler room with my co-worker, Tammy.  We both have a mutual respect for each other which is very important when working and spending so much time together as a team!

Feel free to approach me at any time with questions or comments.

Tammy M

Hello, my name is Tammy M, I graduated from the Early Childhood Education program at Conestoga College in 2014.  I began supplying with Creative Beginnings in 2013.  In 2014, I became a full-time employee and I am now currently working in the Toddler program at Sir Adam Beck.  I only want the best for all the children in my program and want to see them strive as individuals to be the best that they can be.  I have two brothers and one sister along with 9 nieces and nephews.  My family is very important to me and I love animals.  Over these past three years I have had the opportunity to build great relationships with chihldren, co-workers, and families and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for me at Creative Beginnings.

Rebecca V

Hello, my name is Rebecca.  I'm a part of the Preschool 1 team here at Sir Adam Beck.  I've been working with Creative Beginnings since September 2012.  I currently reside in New Hamburg, but I've lived in many other places (including the USA for six years).  Before graduating from the Early Childhood Education program, I attended and graduated from Art School.  When I'm not at work, I'll either be: exploring the outdoors, curling up with a good book, or writing/illustrating children's books.

Mary T

Hello, my name is Mary.  I have been working at Sir Adam Beck in the Kindergarten Before and After School programs, the Kindergarten Summer Camp program, and now I'm thrilled to be working in the Infant room as well.

I have been working in daycare in the Waterloo region for over twenty years with children from toddler to kindergarten age.  I was fortunate to join the Creative Beginnings team in April of 2015.

I live with my husband, Kevin, and our lovable pooch, just outside of St. Agatha.  I am the proud grandmother of three handsome grandsons.  In my spare time I enjoy reading, gardening, swimming, and antiquing.

Tiffany S

Hello!  My name is Tiffany.  I am in the Before and After School program at Sir Adam Beck.  I joined Creative Beginnings in August 2015 and have enjoyed meeting and getting to know all the families.

I live in Wellesley with my dad, stepmom, and my younger sister.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading and going camping in the summer!