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OUR CARING & QUALIFIED TEAM

Diana Kadi

PJ Kids Club Center Manager

I am an Early Childhood Educator and I have been working with young children for over 20 years; and this is where I found my passion. Originally from Venezuela, I came to Canada 20 years ago and started working in child care. Children’s world is full of joy and surprises, tears, laughs, paint spills, but also the biggest rewards. I believe in the power of learning through play and creating an environment that nurtures and fosters self esteem and confidence, and it is from this place of love that children will strive. If you don’t find me at PJ Kids Club I am probably home spending time with my family or friends.  I love the outdoors, hiking, swimming, dancing Zumba and exploring. 

Nelly Lazarte

Senior ECE Teacher/Infant Toddler/ Before School Care/Preschool 3 years old class/Camps


Originally from Peru, I first came to Canada in 1990. I have been an Elementary and High School teacher in my country, but in Canada I decided to dedicate to work with young children, and I have been working for several years. My expertise is in planning and programming activities for preschool children according to their levels of development and implementing a safe environment. I am very sensitive and experienced to the needs of the children.  I firmly believe that with honesty and responsibility we can address the concerns of our families in finding the best care possible for their children. 

ChystielleMarques

I am an Early Childhood Educator Assistant and I work with after-school care. 

I completed my ECEA course from Pacific Link College a year ago. 

I am originally from Brazil and I went to the United States in 2019 there I worked as a nanny for 3 years and in 2022 I decided to study in Canada. 

I enjoy spending time with kids they are full of energy and curiosity and they are my strong motivation. 

I enjoy cooking and watching movies, and I like traveling. 

Zuzana Durcovicova

PJ Kids Club Assistant Manager. Before School Care, Preschool 4 years old, After School Care, Camps. 


Working with young children with passion and dedication for over 10 years gives me everyday opportunities to learn about them and understand their individual needs. My goal is to educate children in a fun and positive environment. In my free time I enjoy various outdoor activities, such as hiking and snowshoeing. I like listening to music and read books!

Hannah Douglas

ECE Teacher/Preschool 4 years old/Infant Toddler, After School Care/Camps 


I  graduated as an ECE Teacher from Capilano University in 2014. I have been working with young children for over 15 years, first as a nanny, and since I found my passion, I pursued my education in the field. I love working with children because they are always curious about the world around them, always asking questions! In my free time, I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with my family and my friends! 

Ramona Zamora

Responsible Adult  / After School Care

I am from Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico. Before coming to Canada I worked at the DIF a Mexican government agency where I helped children with special needs. I moved to Vancouver in 2004 and later started working as a Babysitter and Nanny. During the past seven years, taking care of children is something I enjoy and love doing. I can communicate well with children and take good care of them. In my spare time I enjoy watching movies with my family, listening to music,  going out for walks, and baking.

Auristela Palacios 

Four years ago I decided to dedicate myself to taking care of children, hence I decided to start building my new profession. I took a new direction in my life preparing myself as a Responsible Adult, volunteering for care and         activities with children at multiple locations then, I started my path as a nanny. I am an organized, efficient and hard working person who can easily learn new skills.

 At PJ I have expanded my knowledge and skills in art and creativity for children, where they provide a safe and stimulating environment.

 I enjoy working with children, providing activities that entertain them and attending to their needs. I love to spend time outdoors I enjoy nature,  hiking, dancing,  and sharing time with my family, especially with my grandchildren.

Shabnam Zamani

ECE Teacher/Preschool/After School Care/Camps

I graduated as a Preschool Teacher in Iran. I worked with children for 8 years there, before I came to Canada and started to work at PJ Kids Club. Working with the children makes me very happy and every day is like a new day. The children bring me joy and fulfillment with their lovely smiles. I bring with me to PJ Kids Club my warmth, efficiency and passion for the job. This center has helped me to become the best of me and a proud to the school and parents. In my time off, I love to go outside with my husband and friends, watch movies, theater, concerts and sightseeing. 
 

Kelsey Schaerer

ECE teacher/After School Care 

I am a recent graduate from Capilano University with my degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been working with children for over 5 years now, and most recently as a nanny. Throughout my education and work with children, I have developed an appreciation for the outdoors and I enjoy providing children opportunities to explore the nature around us. I was born and raised in North Vancouver and I love to go on walks on the vast amount of trails in the area. In my free time, I also love to spend time with my friends/family, reading and watching movies!

Azine Ardalan

ECE Teacher / After School Care.
My whole life evolves around children. I was an elementary school teacher in Iran at the age of 21 years old, before my first child was born a year later. Here I am, 37 years later, still working with children, enjoying every minute. I am an ECE and carry a Family Practitioner Diploma. In the mornings I work at West Vancouver Family Place, and for the past 18 years I have been working at PJ Kids Club in the After-School Care program. I enjoy reading, watching movies, hiking and swimming.  

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