Amanda (Delahunt) Rocque, R.E.C.E

I grew up on a farm outside Richmond, ON and continue to enjoy country life, living with my husband and three young children outside Burritts’ Rapids, ON. I graduated from St. Lawrence College, Kingston campus, in 1998 with my diploma in Early Childhood Education and have been teaching at Manotick Co-operative Nursery School ever since. While at the nursery school I have taught in the junior and senior preschool programs as well as the former kinder class. I became a member of the College of Early Childhood Educators when it began in 2009. It’s great to have a job I truly love, and I look forward to seeing my little “friends” every day at school.

Stephanie Bousquet, B.A. Carleton University, S.S.W. Algonquin College
Office Administrator/Supervisor

I was born in Quebec City but moved to Ottawa in 1980.  After graduating from Carleton University I worked in the restaurant industry for a few years and volunteered at my local community police centre.  It was working with the children and their families in the community that I decided to augment my skills by attending the Social Service Worker program at Algonquin College.   Subsequent to a work placement at the Roberts/Smart Centre I continued to work as a frontline worker in the residence, crisis unit and school until I changed roles to being the Intake Coordinator for the entire Centre.

When my family and I moved to Manotick in 2003 I registered my son at MCNS. I became an active member of the MCNS Board of Directors and thoroughly enjoyed volunteering and supplying in all of my children’s nursery school classes. I happily accepted a teaching position in 2006 and am thrilled to continue teaching and taking on additional office and supervisory roles at the nursery school.

Danielle Flegg, R.E.C.E

I was born in Hamilton Ontario and grew up in a small town called Binbrook. My husband (Jim) and I were married in 2002. We have 3 beautiful children: Aidan (11 years old), Owen (9 years old), and Quinnley (7 years old). I have one sister who I am very close to (she has no children…..yet!). I also have a sister and brother in law who have 3 small children. Jim and I are very close to our family back home and visit them often.

In 2007 my husband and I moved our family to the Ottawa area. We lived in Richmond for 2 years and then moved out to Russell, where we have settled in comfortably. We love our small, family-like community.

Being an Early Childhood Educator is my second career. I was a licensed Hairstylist at Hair By Nature (of Ancaster) for 8 years in Hamilton. After we moved to Ottawa, I wanted to stay home with my children, so I became a Home Daycare Provider. Once my children were all attending school full time, I decided to go back to school myself.

I completed my Diploma in Early Childhood Education through Algonquin College in April 2014.

I am very excited to begin my new career working with such a welcoming, and creative staff, and I look forward to meeting all the little people, and their families who make up the Manotick Cooperative Nursery School Community.

Sharon Sangster, R.E.C.E

My career in working with children started with a Leader in Training program and swimming instructor through the YWCA when I was a young teenager.My summers were spent as a camp counsellor until I was ready for college.

I graduated with my Early Childhood Education degree from St.Lawrence College in Kingston in 1990.  I was hired as a toddler teacher in a downtown center right away, where I stayed for 8 years, the last two as the Director.

I became a single stay at home mother of 2 shortly after.  I volunteered with Ontario Early Years under the Literacy Specialist and obtained my B.A. from Carleton University at night while having a blast with my own children.

Global Child Care Services hired me as a Resource Worker to be part of the Community Outreach team.We travelled to a different community every day, setting up learning environments in churches and community centers.I loved it for 7 years.

Two years ago I joined the Kemptville Players theatre company and have been in numerous plays on and behind the stage.A dream come true!

I’ve lived in North Gower for the past 35 years.

Sarah Abdelnour

My name is Sarah and I am very excited to be joining the team at Manotick Co-Op Nursery School on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  I am from the Manotick area and my son attended the school many years ago.  I am married with two boys, ages 12 and 15.  Prior to taking time off to be home with my children, I worked at a preschool in California that was geared towards visually impaired children.  It was a very dynamic environment and I look forward to bringing my experience from there into MCNS.