The staff at Judy's Nursery School
in Bedford are second to none. All are mature, good natured, easy going,
patient and love working with children. All three are parents themselves
and understand the day to day challenges being a parent brings. All three
live in Bedford and are active in the community.
Judy Hines, the owner and director, has been in childcare since 1981.
She is the founder of Judy's Nursery School and has owned and operated
the school since 1990. Judy has a Bachelor of Arts Degree, and a Community
Services Diploma in addition to her Early Childhood Education training.
Proir to opening Judy's Nursery School she worked for nine years with
preschoolers with special needs. This experience has been invaluable in
helping assess any areas where a child may need assistance to fully reach
their potential. Extensive experience, education and a desire to have
each child treated "as she would want her own treated" has led
to the establishment of an excellent preschool referred time and time
again by word of mouth.
Pam Chapdelaine has also been in the child care field since 1981 and at
Judy's since 1998. Pam has recieved Early Childhood Education Training
from Teachers College in Truro and from St. Josephs College of Early Childhood
Education in Halifax. Judy has known Pam most of her life having grown
up in the same city and attended the same schools. Pam is also Judy's
husband Sandy's first cousin and close personal friends outside of work.
Growing up in a very large family, Pam gained invaluable experience in
how to deal with children of all ages. When an opening came up in the
school in 1998 Judy offered Pam the job and was thrilled when she accepted.
Pam has been with the school ever since and has been an amazing asset
to the school. She is exceptional with both the children and the parents
and is loved by both. Her enthuasism for young children and her nuturing
nature contribute to making her such a wonderful preschool teacher.
England, Emma moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1991. While living
there she attended Langara College and obtained her Early Childhood Education
Certificate. During her career she has enhanced her qualifications with
Montessori Teacher Training and Orton Gillingham Math Tutoring for elementary
aged children. Emma initially worked with children in the public school
system who had been diagnosed with special needs and then spent 12 wonderful
years teaching the Pre Kindergarten programme at West Point Grey Academy.
In 2010 Emma, her husband Alastair and their son Kieran moved to Nova
Emma is passionate about teaching children during the most important early
years of their learning and development and is thrilled to be a part of
the team at Judy's Nursery School.
All staff also maintain current First Aid Training Certification and particpate
in ongoing training.
Ask any parent who has attended Judy's and you will hear rave reviews
about the staff and for good reason. You and your children are in good
hands when you attend Judy's Nursery School.