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Meet the Team

Dedicated & Certified


Caylee Williams

ECE, IT, SN Teacher /

Owner Operator Director Taylin Child Care

Hello! Welcome. I'm Ms.Caylee! I am a mother of two children; my daughter Taylor and son Linden . I am married to my husband and best friend Mike in 2011. I also have two dogs named Chico and Pepper my chihuahuas, and a black cat named Bailey. I enjoy being outside and flourish in nature.  Watching my children continue to grow has been a blessing. I have always wanted to be a mom. I am a business women with over 10 years experience in upper management. Taylin Childcare is the second business I have owned and operated. I started Taylin Threads Clothing in 2013. I hand made all the pieces using 7 different sewing machines in my basement. It kept myself busy for many years. I wanted to continue my dreams of starting a childcare but waited until my children were a bit older before I took this on. My passion for child development and quality care has lead me to open my own centre. I am strong believer that all children learn through play. Social and Emotional regulation is a key part in growing. The foundations of play are so important in the early years and it is what sets a child up for their success.

Tamara Darby

ECE teacher- Junior Kindergarten Supervisor

Facility Manager Fort Langley

Hello Families!! My name is Tamara Darby and I am excited to start my new adventure at Taylin Childcare in Fort Langley.  I have always had a passion for working with children at a young age.  I took my ECE in 2000 and when I had my children I ran a LNR in my home for 14 years.  In 2020 I closed my LNR and I went to work in a large childcare center.  I love watching children grow and learn in their environment. I enjoy doing open ended art and free play as well as singing and dancing with movements and reading stories.   Children have always been drawn to my calm and loving demeanor which helps children become comfortable and engaged in the classroom.  I have been married for 17 years; have 2 children Chloe 16 years and Blake 14 years.  I have 2 dogs, 1 cat and a goldfish pond.  I love to garden and be with my family. I am a very easy going person who is easy to talk to.   I am also a respite worker for foster children which I absolutely love doing. I look forward to seeing your children smile’s and make memories. 

Madison Rogers

Madison Rogers
Before and After School Supervisor
Fort Langley

Hello families! My name is Madison, or Maddy for short! My passion for working with children started at an early age through babysitting and my love for being at school and education! I have completed an associate of arts degree as well as a B.A with a major in history, and I am looking forward to continuing my education and completing my Bachelor of Education to teach! While constructing and facilitating after school programs for Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada I gained a love for free play, hands on activities, and a knowledge for a variety of different approaches to learning. Outside of the classroom you can find me with my friends and family, at the gym, or in my local community of Fort Langley. 

Samantha Bookless

Samantha Bookless
ECE Teacher - Taylin Regional Manager


Hi! My name is Samantha Bookless. I have been in the ECE field for over 15 years! I started off as a nanny when I was 17 and then went to school to get my early childhood education certificate. I am passionate about early learning. Children are so curious about the world around them!

I love seeing them interact in their environment and explore materials available to them. Their imaginations are so incredible as they are learning so much about the world! 

My husband and I have been married for 9 years and we have  2  girls, Quinn and Isabella. I enjoy exploring with them, going on bike rides, parks and playing games.

Jaineil Lal

Jaineil Lal
ECE Teacher School Age Supervisor

Hi! My name is Jaineil Lal aka Mr. Jai (Jay) and I've been a ECE for the past 7 years. Though the last few years I've spent a majority of my time working with infants and toddlers, prior to that I worked with the preschool and school aged children. From a young age children have always been drawn to me, however I never really considered it as a career until about 10 years ago. I finally took my ECE aunt's advice and decided to give it a shot and haven't looked back since. 
I believe the best way to teach children is by respecting them as individuals and allowing them to observe and explore at their own pace, giving them ample space and opportunity to learn and grow. When I'm not at work you can find me watching football or hockey, playing board/video games, reading and spending time with my family and friends. 

Tabatha Cotes

Tabatha Coates
ECE  3-5 class Teacher Delair Abbotsford

Hello, my name is Tabatha. I have been an ECE for more then 10 years. I love teaching and caring for young children. Since I was 11 I have worked with children in so many ways. I started with babysitting cousins, and after I had my own children I knew what I wanted to do was continue providing care for children in anyway I could. I have two boys of my own named Shawn and Kurtis, and I have been married to my high-school sweetheart Rick for 17 years. I love watching my son Shawn play Lacrosse and going on adventurers with Kurtis.

Karlee Henderson

Karlee Henderson
ECE Teacher Supervisor Junior Kindergarten
Delair Abbotsford
Facility Manager Delair Abbotsford

Hi families! My name is Karlee and I am super excited to meet and build connections with all of you!  I have been an ECE for about 5 years now and love it!  In the past I have worked as a lead teacher in preschool aged classrooms and it's truly my favorite place to be. 

I believe that each child is different and unique, and allowing them to have the space to explore and observe is crucial to their development. Each child will grow and learn when they are ready and as their teacher, I am there to support them! I love seeing the children interact in their environment and explore the invitations to play they are given. I consider myself a very creative individual and am super excited to bring that into the classroom!

I have been married to my husband for a little over a year now. In our free time we love to be outdoors, going to the gym, and spending time with friends and family

Ruth Silver

Ruth Silver
ECE/IT Supervisor Infant Toddler Room
South Surrey

 Hi I'm Ruth AKA "Miss Ruth" and I have been passionetly working with children of all ages for over 10 years. I currently hold my ECE/ IT and am always looking at ways to improve myself as an Educator.  I live in Brookswood with my husband our 2 children, Emmitt and Isabella and our dog Chase.

 I enjoy working with my hands and find it relaxing when I express myself creatively. 

 My passion of working with young children began in my neighbourhood as a child myself. I would look after all the young children and babies and when I got older I began to volunteer at kids camps as a leader. I always knew at a very young age, that I would one day dedicate my career around the care of children. 

 I have always found it incredibly rewarding to work with young children and feel the resposiblity as an Educator to tap into their beautiful genuine curiosity, love, compassion and motivation for the world around them. Children can teach us so much about how we could live a better life, and if we just stepped back for a moment and observed their genuine nature, we would realize that if we looked at the world through the eyes of a child our world would look alot more beautiful.

Lindsey Hannah

Lindsey Hannah
ECE Teacher Junior Kindergarten Fort Langley

Hello! I’ve been working with preschoolers in the Willoughby community since 2008 and have enjoyed meeting and working with so many families in Langley.  I currently live in Abbotsford with my husband and our two girls; Mae who is 6 and Lily who is 3.  We enjoy exploring different parks and lakes around the Fraser Valley and working in our yard. Family is important to us and we spend a lot of time with the grandparents and cousins. 

I am passionate about play and providing unique experiences for children to discover and grow  in.  I love watching the children and families build relationships within the preschool and start friendships that have lasted long past the preschool years.  

I believe in the importance of an inclusive environment for all children and work with families to provide an environment that their children can be successful in. Every child’s uniqueness will be nurtured and considered as we go through our days. I am always grateful at the trust parents put in us to take care of their children. 

Emily Lukan

 Emily Lukan
Responsible Adult School Age
Teacher Fort Langley


Hello! My name is Emily and I am so excited to get to know all of you! I am starting my journey of becoming a teacher at KPU this year as I have always loved working with kids. I believe that being able to give youth a space to explore who they are while giving them lots of opportunities to learn is the best way to guide them to their fullest potential.

 I love introducing new things into the classroom such as different painting styles, science experiments, crafts and games to play. When I'm not at work you can find me playing softball, baking, out in nature, or just surrounded by my friends and family.

Kaitlin Mackay

 Kaitlin McKay
ECEA  3-5 room
North Surrey 


Hi! My name is Kaitlin McKay. I have always enjoyed working with kids and helping them achieve all of their goals. I received my education assistant diploma from Sprott Shaw college in December 2021 and have been working with children in daycare since. I hope to one day go back to school and become a teacher. I believe one of the most important things to teach children is ways to regulate your emotions. This will help them problem solve and create lots of relationships with their peers. Seeing students use techniques that they learn from  us teacher makes me so proud! 

When I’m not at work I am often crafting, doing photography or going on an adventure. I look forward to getting to know you!

Lynsi Hunter

 Lynsi Hunter
Early Childhood Educator
Supervisor 3-5 room
Delair Abbotsford


Hi! My name is Lynsi. 

I have always known I wanted to work with children from the time I was young!

I started out doing before and after school age care and then decided I wanted to expand my education to work with the younger children.

I find working with children is very rewarding. I love building connections with children and families. Seeing the smiles on children’s faces during the day is one of the many perks of the job. 

I enjoy being super creative in the classroom, from open ended art activities to food arts etc. I strive to create a beautiful, safe, and nurturing classroom. I want to give the children the security and opportunity to discover themselves and the world around them. 


I have 4 fur babies which are cats, could say I’m a crazy cat lady. I enjoy online shopping, watching movies and learning new things. 

Lucy Price

 Lucy Price
ECE/IT Supervisor North Surrey

Greetings families, my name is Lucy. I was born In Québec, my family moved to Ottawa when I was 14yrs old. I completed my high school right through grade 13. I attended Algonquin College for two years to obtain my ECE diploma.

I had the opportunity to work at Edgewood Daycare for three years. It was the first center of its kind in Canada to join both daycare & senior residence. It was amazing to see the seniors' faces light up when the children visited on special days. 

I moved to BC in 1989 & found work Ata teen parenting program where I stayed for 31yrs-until the center closed it's doors. Working with the young mom was at once challenging but so rewarding. I took a small break after that but I missed the babies so much that I had to come back. I look forward to meeting everybody & getting to know the children as I guide them on their life's journey while in our care. 

On my days off, you will find me walking my dogs through nature trails or better yet, riding my horse in CVP. I have an artistique nature & gave explored toll painting, jewellery making, knitting. I also love to curl up in front of fire place with a good book. 

Miranda Bruce

 Miranda Bruce
3-5 room Supervisor
Facility Manager
South Surrey


My name is Miranda, I have the most supportive spouse, two young children and a nine year old Border Collie.  My son is half Fijian and my daughter is half Inuit.

I have been working and continuously learning in the Early Childhood profession for 11 years. 

I have worked in many licensed facilities as well as an in home caregiver for a family of four with two boys. I spent 3 years with this family and sadly but excitedly moved on as I was expecting my second child. 

The Reggio Emilia Approach is a student centered curriculum that I believe children thrive in, and feel it’s such a great way to engage with my students. After having a son of my own that had many struggles in his early years, I passionately strive to give children the tools they need to gain self confidence to be the best version of themselves; setting your children up for success is always my goal. 

When I am home with my children we are often out walking, finding spontaneous adventures, going for drives day dreaming of life after the kids grow up or eating delicious food. 

I am so excited to learn all about your children and watch each individual child flourish.


 Natalie Benakoa
Responsible Adult
Fort Langley School Age


Hello! My name is Natalie, I’m 24 years old born February 12th. I’m an Aquarius with lots of personality. I like to work hands on and get artsy, if there’s a project I’m there! My favourite colour is mint green. I love spending time with my dog Zeus, we’re constantly going on outdoor adventures. My favourite thing to do with my time is drawing and taking photos!


Shohreh  Burchell
Early Childhood Educator
Junior Kindergarten Supervisor Douglas

Hello families! My name is Shohreh Burchell. I have two children. My son is 16 and my daughter is 12. I have been married to my wonderful husband for almost 17 years!

My passion for working with children started at a young age. I started as wanting to be a Paediatrician because I wanted to help children feel better. Throughout my schooling I was also running the ‘Stay and Play’ at my local community centre on the weekends in Vancouver. I have also volunteered at my children’s Preschool when they were little. And then at my Daughter’s Kindergarten class. That’s when I knew I wanted to be an ECE. I received my ECE certificate in the end of 2019. Therefore, I have been in the ECE field for 4 years now and I love it! I still have lots to learn, especially from the children. They have taught me so much so far in my short 4 years. And I love seeing children explore their environment, whether it’s inside or outside. And having conversations with them. They have lots to say and they are also very funny.


Megan Watson
Early Childhood Educator
North Surrey 3-5 room

Hi there. My name is Megan Watson. I have been in the field for over ten years! I started off as a babysitter when I was twelve years old and worked as a babysitter and nanny until I was twenty one. At twenty one, I heard about the Early Childhood Education course and took it. About five years later, I took my Infant Toddler Educator course. I have worked at a variety of daycares and in a variety of positions, including supporting children as ‘one on one support’. 

My favorite part of my job is watching children form trust with their environments and us Educators, which leads into they become very confident people. I love watching and exploring environments with children and feeding into their curiosities.

When I am not at work, I am usually with my husband and one little rescue dog, Lucy, watching movies at home, building Lego or going out for drives and exploring B.C.


Samantha Verlaan 
Early Childhood Educator
3-5 Room South Surrey

Hi, my name is Samantha, but my favourite people call me Miss Sam! I have been working with children since around 2008. I began coaching gymnastics at 14, working with children from walking age up to teen classes. In 2013, I moved to Dubai to become a flight attendant for Emirates. After nearly three years of traveling, I decided to return to my passion for teaching. In Dubai, I taught under the British early years curriculum at international private schools, where I learned various teaching styles and worked with children from all over the world. In 2021, I returned to BC, bringing my Scottish husband back to Canada with me! 


Since returning to Canada, I have worked as a Curriculum Coordinator and Lead Teacher at large centres. Additionally, I have worked for Supported Child Development as a 1-on-1 support worker, I am passionate about supporting children with additional needs and have taken many courses related to the Autism Spectrum. On weekends, I am a respite worker for a young boy with ASD. I am thrilled to have found TayLin as it aligns perfectly with my teaching philosophy! I am passionate about risky play, hands-on learning, and letting children take the lead. I love turning their ideas into elaborate classroom themes that capture their interests. I am always looking to further my education in the ECE field, often sharing insights from educational podcasts. In my spare time, you can find me coaching gymnastics in White Rock, bringing home unique pets (rats are my favourite!), or tending to my 60+ houseplants!


Manpreet Mahal
Early Childhood Educator
South Surrey IT Room

            Hello! My name is Manpreet Kaur Mahal, and I am thrilled to introduce myself to you as an ECE for the daycare position at Taylin Childcare. I am a mother of two children, a son and a daughter and I also have a dog named Simba. I have had the privilege of raising my children and have developed a deep appreciation for early childhood education. I have always been passionate about working with children and helping them achieve all their goals. I completed my ECE this year. I believe every child is unique and deserves the opportunity to explore themselves through play. I love to spend time with children and to see their creativity, curiosity, and imagination.

           My goal is to create a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment where children can learn, grow, and explore. I am organized, enthusiastic, creative, and sensitive to children's needs. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family.

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Brooke Hartskamp
IT Early Childhood Supervisor
Abbotsford IT Room

Hello! My name is Brooke and fully trained ECE IT/SN. I have been in the field for 10 years and have loved every minute of it! When I’m not on the floor with the children, building resources or planning activities, you will find me either with my friends and family, camping or at the cabin, or curled up on the couch with a good show/book. I am so excited to work with your littles and build a strong communicative relationship with you, the families!

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