Our teachers are fully qualified, sharing a variety of education and a wealth of experience working with preschool age children. All our teachers have current CPR training.

Our teacher to child ratio is 1:7

Please explore Oakcrest Preschool’s monthly newsletter in the Teacher’s Corner on the right hand side of this page.

Educator Profiles


Joanna graduated from Camosun College’s Early Childhood Care and Education Program in 2007. As Oakcrest Preschool’s Facility Manager, she has implemented a daily balance of active/quiet, indoor/outdoor, free/structured, and individual/group activities that encouraged physical, social, intellectual, emotional and sensory development at the appropriate level for each child.

Joanna has an outstanding ability to communicate with children and to gain their trust while encouraging and assisting them to practice self-help skills. Joanna continually encourages parent involvement in the on going activities of the centre.


Julie Ainsworth graduated from the University of Victoria in 1999 from the Leisure Service Administration Program and has been living and working in Victoria ever since.  She has over 15 years of experience working with children as well as having two children of her own.

Julie believes in Oakcrest’s “learning through play” philosophy and helping children to develop positive problem solving and social skills.  She is an energetic and positive person who truly enjoys helping children have fun and experience the world around them.

Julie has been at Oakcrest since September 2010 and works with Joanna to provide a wonderful and well rounded preschool experience for the children.