Childcare Profiles

Lead Childcare Teachers

Katya Bazgosha-Alaei - Lead Childcare Teacher

Katya graduated from the University of Bremen, Germany with a Masters Degree in Social Pedagogy. She also did a Birth to Three training at the Paritätisches Bildungswerk in Bremen, Germany. During her studies, she was a substitute teacher in a Waldorf inspired childcare and later became the lead teacher of the toddler group in 2007. Katya received her certificate in Foundation Studies from the Rudolpf Steiner Center Toronto. She joined the TWS Childcare in 2016, bringing with her 13 years of experience working with children aged 1-3.

Tara Chen - Lead Childcare Teacher

Tara Chen joined the TWS faculty in 2017. She completed her Foundation studies in Anthroposophy at the Rudolf Steiner Center, and thereafter finished her Waldorf Teacher Training for ages Birth to Three in 2019.

Tara is an RECE, and after completing her Early Childhood Education diploma in 2006, she spent over 10 years abroad gaining international experience in the Childcare field.  She also holds a BA in World Religions and is a registered sleep consultant.  She has enjoyed working with a variety of families from across the globe.

Tara is a Waldorf alumna from TWS and feels very blessed to be teaching at her childhood school, where currently her two daughters also attend.  In her spare time, she loves to play piano, gather in women’s circles, and travel.

Kimberly Sham - Lead Childcare Teacher

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Gayathri Kandasamy - Lead Childcare Teacher

Gayathri joined the Waldorf community in 2017 as a parent. Soon she became a substitute teacher in different departments within the school: lower school aftercare, kindergarten and childcare.

In 2019, she completed her Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy from Rudolf Steiner Centre while working as an afternoon assistant in Birchgrove Kindergarten.

She holds an MBA from California State University, USA.

Childcare Assistants

Chelsea Eo - Childcare Assistant

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Kyun Min Kwon - Childcare Assistant

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Remi Yeo - Childcare Assistant

Remi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Drama from Korea National University of Arts and a Masters of Expressive Arts Therapy from Seoul Women’s University. She studied Waldorf Early Childhood Education at Seonam Waldorf Foundation in Korea. She is currently taking the Foundations in Anthroposophy course at the Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto. She has more than a decade of work experience working with children as a performer, an art therapist and teacher in a variety of establishments. She is the author of a poetry song book entitled, “Cucumber is Alive.”  She is passionate about sharing her love of nature through artistic work. She also enjoys gardening and composing songs for children.

Amy Yuk - Childcare Assistant

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Elisha Powell - Childcare Assistant

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