At Jolly Giant Childcare we employ Early Childhood Educators who are required to have a current first aid ticket, a criminal record check, a physician’s declaration of suitability, and two letters of recommendation. In addition, all caregivers must have an educational background related to child development.
Although all of our staff have post secondary education we still insist that staff members participate in ongoing professional development by taking workshops and courses to upgrade and add new skills. Therefore we can say with confidence that each child enrolled at Jolly Giant Childcare experiences the highest quality of care.
A bit about our history….
After acquiring my License to Practice as an Early Childhood Educator, I followed my dream and opened Jolly Giant Childcare in September of 1999 in my home. I remember it as an exciting time in my life because along with my childcare dream coming true? My first child, a beautiful baby girl, was born that October.
Although I was warned by many that being a man in the childcare field would have its challenges, in less than six months from opening I was able to quit my evenings and weekend job and pour all of my energy into the Jolly Giant dream!
I spent six wonderful years managing and educating at our first location, and after a time I decided to take our mission of providing high quality and affordable childcare into new communities. In the spring of 2005 we opened up two new locations (Strickland and Irwin), in the fall of 2007 we opened another location in Langford (Bray), in the fall of 2010 we opened our fifth location (Selby) and in May and June 2015 we opened our most recent locations (Nadely IT and Portsmouth).
It brings me great joy in knowing that we are providing high quality and affordable childcare to so many families, and to see the children learn and grow year after year is extremely rewarding!
~ John Wilson, Director