I am Roya Martinek the owner of Ilderton Bizzy Bees Day Care Center. I am honored to provide such a service for my community. I’ve been in Canada since 1995. I graduated from grade 12 in 1997 and in 1999 graduated as a PSW (personal support worker).While I attended school I worked in the restaurant industry and worked my way up from dishwasher to restaurant management. I moved to Ilderton in 2002 with my husband Michael. In 2007 we had our biggest surprise, our son Stefan. I love to be active and work closely within my community. I have lots of friends and enjoy spending time with them. I also enjoy organizing the Ilderton Craft Show, which is held twice a year before Mother’s Day and Christmas.
My name is Toni Weir and I am the director of Ilderton Bizzy Bees Daycare Centre. I graduated from the Early Childhood Education Program at Fanshawe College in 1992. I have worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for the last 22 years at London Bridge Childcare Services Inc. at various London locations as well as in Exeter and I am a current member of the College of Early Childhood Educators. My family consists of my husband Brian and our three children Emily, Jada and Jake and our dogs Percy and Digger.I enjoy shopping, getting together with my girlfriends and reading and I have a thing for Mickey Mouse!!
I look forward to watching our centre grow and am happy to support our wonderful community of Ilderton.
My name is Lilian Gramajo. I came to Canada in December 2007. I was a home economics’ high school teacher in Guatemala. I started working as an Early Childhood Education Assistant in September 2015 with London Children’s Connection in London and then moved to Ilderton due to my husband’s work in December 2016. During our move to Ilderton, I needed child care for my youngest child and found Bizzy Bees, which in turn also became my place of employment to continue to develop my new career working in the toddler room.
I am married and have 4 wonderful children, 3 boys and 1 girl. I have a love for doing crafts and everything that has to be made hands on such as cooking, sewing, painting and dancing.
My name is Jessica Roth. I am a teacher in the preschool room. I graduated from my ECE Apprenticeship program in April 2016 but have been working in the childcare filed since 2012. I have worked most of my ECE career with preschool and kindergarten children. I love being able to be creative and learn from the children as they learn from me.
I have recently bought my first home in Ailsa Craig. I am very excited to start my new journey in Ailsa Craig as well as getting to know all the children and families here at Bizzy Bees. Some of the things I like to do during my time off is walk my dog George as well as just relax especially outside in the warm weather.
My name is Megan Reymer. I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator. I studied Child, Youth and Family at the University of Guelph and graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in June 2016. After graduating, I worked at Relouw Early Childhood Learning Centre in Exeter before coming to Bizzy Bees in October 2016. I live in Ilderton and come from a blended family. In my family there is myself, my mom, my dad, my step mom, my step dad, my brother and sister, 3 step-brothers and 2 step-sisters. I also have 2 dogs, Tucker and Missy. When I am not working, I enjoy reading, photography, music and hanging out with my friends and family.
My name is Amanda Smith. I attended Fanshawe College and proudly graduated with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education. I have been working in the field of Early Childhood Education since 2002. I enjoy engaging with children, nurturing them and watching them learn and make discoveries; they never cease to amaze me! I grew up in nearby Lucan and played lots of baseball here in Ilderton throughout much of my youth. It is wonderful to be a part of a small and vibrant community. I am very close with my family; they are extremely important to me. In my spare time I like to spend time with family and friends, go camping, cook, garden and play baseball and volleyball