Young Climbers Staff

Nancy Garner


My name is Nancy, I am the director of Young Climbers Childcare Centre.  I am going on my 33rd year of working in the ECE field, and I am on my 28th year of being part of Young Climbers Childcare Centre.  I have met many exceptional children and incredible families throughout my time here.  I am blessed to have this job, most of the time it feels like a family working together to build up little lives to be the best they can be. 

A little bit about me…. I am married and I have two beautiful adult children who are both married.  I am 100% extravert and get all my energy from people.  I think out loud and love planning events!  I love to have fun and encourage and support others. I love children, teaching, and making people laugh.  Young Climbers holds a special place in my heart as it is not only where I work but also where I go to Church.

Young Climbers Childcare Centre’s vision is to build relationships to make a difference, Love God, and Love people. We want our families and community to know how much we value them.  Young Climbers Childcare Centre is a ministry of Renew Church, and together, we want to love and support, encourage, and care for our families.

Dana Strain

Assistant Director

My name is Dana, I am married and have 2 young adult boys. I have been an Early Childhood Educator since 1995. I have been here at Young Climbers Childcare Centre since February 2021.My jobs here are Assistant Director, Preschool Lead Teacher, and Out of School Care Lead Teacher. I love God and the children, staff, and families that he has placed in our care here at Young Climbers

Kandie Bishop

Office Administrator

My name is Kandie, I started working at Young Climbers Childcare Centre in the summer of 2022, I have over 25 years of office administration experience.    I am a mother of 3 adults and 1 teenager, I look forward to coming to work every day, and seeing all the faces of the amazing children in this center brings such joy to my heart. Watching them grow and show their excitement when they learn new things is one of the greatest blessings.

Janice De Castro

Daycare Lead Teacher

Early Childhood Educator

​My Name is Janice and I am the Lead Teacher in the daycare. I have worked at Young Climbers Childcare Centre and in the Early childhood Education field since 2018, I also have 11 years of experience as a Nanny. I love and am very passionate about working with children. I enjoy singing, dancing, playing and reading stories with them.

    Being a Montessorian I apply what I have learned to guide, develop, and respect these precious children to be happy and achieve their success. I believe that each child is unique and valuable, one of my favorite quotes from Maria Montessori is, "He does it with his hands, by experience, first in play and then through work. The hands are the instruments of man's intelligence."

Melissa Bishop

Out of School Lead Teacher

My name is Teacher Melissa, I work in the Preschool Classroom and I am the Lead Teacher of the Out of School Care program.  have worked with children for the last 7 years. I have my ECE and I’ve worked at Young Climbers for two years now. I am passionate about working with children and watching them grow into themselves.


Infant and Toddler Lead Teacher

My name is Rebecca, I’m certified in ECE, IT, and special needs, I have been working with Young Climbers Childcare Centre for 4.5 years. I love God and children, so I feel here is the best workplace to fit in.


Early Childhood Educator 

My name is Aileen and I have been working in the ECE field since August 2015. I started working in various daycare centres in Vancouver before we moved here to Surrey in 2017. I just started with Young Climbers Childcare Centre in September 2022, and I am so grateful for its staff, who have welcomed me.


Early Childhood Educator 

My name is Kim; I have been working at Young Climbers Childcare Centre since September 2022. I have been working in the ECE field for 25 years. I enjoy spending time with your children, they bring a lot of laughter to my day.


Responsible Adult 

 My name is Audrey,  I am one of the Support Workers in the daycare. This is my first year working at Young Climbers Childcare Centre helping children with special needs. I love working with children it fills my heart with joy to watch them grow. I am a mom of 2 boys and cooking is one of our favourite things to do.



Music Teacher

My name is Ruth, I’ve been working at Young Climbers Childcare Centre in the preschool for the last 12 years.  I love music and love sharing music with the children.  I’m married and have three daughters and 3 granddaughters.

Camryn Vissher

My name is Camryn, I am an Educational Assistant. I’ve been working here at Young Climbers since the summer of 2023. I’ve spent a lot of time working with kids through coaching, camps, and youth leading. A little bit about me. I love spending time outside like hiking, snowboarding, or kayaking. I played two years of college-level volleyball at Columbia Bible College. 


My name is Annika  I have been an Early Childhood Educator for 2 years and have been working at Young Climbers Childcare since September 2023. I love the Lord. I currently work in our preschool and out-of-school care programs, I am looking forward to working with your children


My name is Sukhman, and I've been fortunate to be part of the Young Climbers Childcare Centre since September 2023. Working with children is not just a job for me; it's a passion. I'm deeply committed to creating a safe, nurturing environment where children can learn, explore, and flourish. Seeing them grow and learn every day brings me immense joy and fulfillment.



My name is Rachel. I’m a Christian, a wife, and a mom of 3 sweet children. I have volunteered & worked with children in Vietnam and Cambodia since 2000. I started my ECE journey in Canada in 2017. I feel very honored and blessed to work with the children, parents, and other educators at Young Climbers.




My name is Leonila,  I am originally from the Philippines. I am a mother of a 24-year-old girl working as a nurse now and a 7-year-old boy who is in grade 2. A wife of an incredible man. I’ve been in the field of ECE for 12 years now. I was also a teacher for 10 years back in my homeland. So, working with children has been a big part of my life. 

I believe that each child is unique and it’s my job as an educator to discover the potentials of these children under my care. I also make sure that these children feel that they are valued, safe, and loved when I’m around them. Young climbers is now my second home and the people and children around me here are my second family.


My name is Diana, I have been working in the childcare field for over 20 years, I love to work with children and their parents and the wonderful teachers at Young Climbers Childcare.


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My name is Manjeet,  I am an Early Childhood Educator, and I have been working with children for 5 months. I am 35 years old, and I can speak Punjabi, Hindi, and English.

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Amy Gulenchyn

Hello my name is Amy. I have been working in the ECE field for the past 13 years! I am so thankful for all the children i have taught in those years. I have a daughter and her name is Ellyana and a wonderful husband named Matthew. I am honoured to be able to work at Young Climbers.