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Meet the Team

Dedicated & Certified

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Mandy Mander

Director/Owner

Hi! My name is Mandy Mander and I am the director and owner of Creative Explorers Daycare since September 2023. I am working as ABA SW in Surrey School District since 2019 and working as a Behavior Interventionist since 2009 also have Early Childhood Educator Assistant since 2016. Creative Explorers, it has gone through many positive  changes with your continued feed back and support. I was born and raised in Jalandhar India. I am a wife as well as a mother to one amazing child, Yuvraj. My hobbies are going for walk, love playing with kids and meditation.

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Jeff Patterson

Tae Kwon Do Instructor

Master Jeff Patterson is a 5th degree black belt and has been practicing and teaching Taekwondo for the past 15
years. He is a three time provincial heavy weight Taekwondo champion and a 2006 Canadian team member competing at the Commonwealth Taekwondo
championship in Brisbane Australia, placing in the top 8. Currently he teaches at a local school here in Surrey and several daycares around the city of Surrey

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Karla

Early Childhood Educator

My name is Karla. I have 8 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field. I graduated in 2007 from Stenberg College with my ECE certificate. I am trilingual English, French and Spanish. I am a mother of two children, Miley and Nazaiah. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher since I was young. I always enjoyed helping others learn and grow. When I’am not teaching I enjoy, spending time with my family and friends, shopping, movies, parks. My favourite colour is blue, I love food which my favourites are burgers, tacos and pizza. Creatives Explorers has given me the opportunity to expand my experiences in teaching the preschool program. I look forward in helping the children accomplish they’re needs.

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Bavan

Early Childhood Educator

Hi, my name is Bavan! I am an ECE and I love working with children. My goal is to respect,encourage, and promote children’s developmental
growth and ensure each child’s individual needs are fulfilled. I would like to gain more experience in this
field and become a successful educator! I love spending my time with my family and going to the
beach! My favorite food is pizza and ice cream!

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