Meet
the Educators

The Nesting Nook Staff

We are so fortunate to have a phenomenal team that is dedicated towards creating a warm and caring environment for the children of our community here at The Nesting Nook.
RECE, Centre Supervisor

Emma Forrest

Emma Forrest

Hello, my name is Emma Forrest and I am the new Centre Supervisor at The Nesting Nook. I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) with 13 years experience working with all age groups from infant to school aged children in a childcare setting and over 18 years of experience working with children in multiple settings.

I graduated with Honours from Mohawk College in 2009 and have been dedicated to the future of the Early Years Sector since. I have had the pleasure of learning from my experiences at various centres in the Hamilton area.

I have lived in Hamilton my whole life and currently reside there with my husband, two sons and our animals. In my free time I enjoy crafting, spending time outdoors and reading.

RECE Apprentice

Amber Hancock

Stacey Redshaw

Hi, my name is Amber! I graduated from the ECE program at Mohawk College April 2021. I did my last placement here at The Nesting Nook and got hired on as supply and am now full time!

I am super excited to continue working with all of your little ones!
I have always loved working with children. It is amazing to see their creativity and watch them grow.

RECE (Registered Early Childhood Educator)

Ashley Murphy

Ashley Murphy

My name is Ashley Murphy. I graduated from Sheridan College from the Early Childhood Education diploma program in 2019. I have experience working in the early years setting and I have a passion for working with children, helping them develop and learn about the world around them.

I love arts and crafts and have a very creative mindset that I hope will provide a fun learning environment in my classroom. My husband and I have a beautiful daughter named Aveya and Corgi named Whalen. In my spare time, I enjoy being outside with my family, reading, baking and photography.

RECE (Registered Early Childhood Educator)

Brianna "Bree" Seguin

Brianna Seguin

My name is Brianna (Bree) Seguin, I am a RECE in the Preschool 1 classroom. I graduated from the Early Childhood Education diploma program at Mohawk College in 2019. Shortly after graduating, I became a member of the Nesting Nook team as a supply staff, which then I became a full time educator at the centre!

I have always enjoyed being around children and creating wonderful relationships with every child in my care. I love seeing and helping the children grow and develop into capable and competent individuals.

In my spare time I love adventuring the outdoors and creating arts and craft fun! I enjoy using my creativity and imagination in the classroom to provide a fun learning environment for all the children!

ECE Apprentice

Michelle Blakeman

Michelle Blakeman

My name is Michelle. I am an ECE Apprentice in the Preschool 2 room. I have been with The Nesting Nook since shortly after we opened in fall 2015.

I am a mother of 3 beautiful children. Working with children has always been my passion. I am caring, compassionate, and dedicated to the well being of all children. I enjoy helping the children grow and learn each day, there is nothing more rewarding.

I came from a career in customer service and have been blessed with finding a job I am passionate about! I am going to be pursuing RECE through the apprenticeship program at Mohawk College and can not wait to continue growing as an educator in this wonderful, challenging and rewarding line of work.

ECE Apprentice

Patricia "Tricia" Jacobs

Patricia Jacobs

My name is Tricia Jacobs. I am a mother to my beautiful daughter Kelly and I have been part of The Nesting Nook team since fall 2016.

I have always loved working with children whether it is volunteering at my daughter’s elementary school, the local Ontario Early Years Center or even taking care of friends, family and neighbours children.

I am also fully certified to care for foster children by means of Respit support. As a natural crafty DIY and resourceful person, I find it valuable to our children’s needs to nurture their creativity, growth and development through song, play, creative learning and kindness as I have always done with my own. I am currently enrolled in the ECE apprenticeship program at Mohawk College and am loving every minute!

RECE (Registered Early Childhood Educator)

Rachel Sutor

Rachel Sutor

My name is Rachel Sutor I am an RECE and I have my Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Guelph. I majored in Child and Youth studies and minored in Psychology. I am a graduate of Mohawk College from the Early Childhood Education diploma program.

I have been part of The Nesting Nook Team since Spring 2016 and I work in the Preschool 2 classroom. I have experience working with children in the early childhood setting as well as in the elementary school setting. I love working with children and having an impact on their growth and development.

RECE (Registered Early Childhood Educator)

Shelby Druiven

Shelby Druiven

Hello! My name is Shelby Druiven. I graduated from Ryerson University in 2016 for Early Childhood Studies. I have been a part of the Nesting Nook team since January 2020 as a Junior Preschool RECE teacher, and am currently working in the Toddler room as a RECE.

I have always enjoyed working with children, and always amazed at their abilities as they learn and grow with their peers everyday. I love doing crafts in my spare time, and I try to bring my creativity into the classroom with different art and sensory experiences for the children to explore.

Program Assistant

Stacey Redshaw

Stacey Redshaw

Hello, I am Stacey! I am a Program Assistant at The Nesting Nook and have been part of the team since December 2015. I am also a proud mother to my son, King. I have always had a passion for working with children.

I love learning, teaching, playing and building relationships with all your little ones everyday! I am a sports enthusiast and enjoy playing baseball and hockey!

CYW, Program Assistant

Taylor Lanigan

Taylor Lanigan

My name is Taylor Lanigan. I am a Program Assistant in the Preschool 2 Room, and was previously in the Toddler program since The Nesting Nook opened in 2015. I graduated from Mohawk College in 2014 with my Child Youth Worker diploma. I previously volunteered as a summer camp counsellor at Kinderseeds in Mount Hope.

I have had experiences working with different age groups from toddlers to adults with exceptionalities and caring for my young nephews. I am committed to helping the children learn and grow daily and enjoy watching them learn new skills.

Join the Team

Currently we are not hiring, however please feel free to forward us a copy of your Cover Letter along with your Resume to thenestingnook@gmail.com at anytime!