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

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” everyday 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 teacher position in 2006 and am thrilled to continue teaching and taking on additional oiffice and supervisory roles at the nursery school.

Danielle Flegg, R.E.C.E
Teacher

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 of 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.

Diane Garvin, R.E.C.E
Teacher

I grew up in Jasper, Ontario. My early years were spent playing outside with my sister, cousins and friends. I still love being outside! I enjoy cross country skiing, swimming, hiking / camping and picnics with my family.

I now live in Russell with my Husband (Steve) and our 3 girls. We are blessed to live in a beautiful place where our
children are growing up playing outside! They know they are loved, cared for and they are safe.
In my first career, I worked 7 years as a Registered Nurse. I loved my job, but I paused my career to stay home with my children. I was given the opportunity to provide other families care for their children from my home and as time went by I felt called to reconsider my career path. In 2014 I went back to school to become an ECE!

I look forward to building a positive and respectful relationship with you and your child this coming year. I am proud to work here at Manotick Nursery School with fellow Educators who care and believe in quality early education. Your child will be loved for who they are, nurtured and safe.