We are a team that loves caring for children and seeing them grow into their full potential.
over 30 years of experience
Director | Owner
My name is Marlene Underhill. Along with my husband Winsor Underhill we are the owners of Kinderland Daycare.
I am a Foot Care Nurse and a retired LPN, as well as being the Director of Kinderland.
Administrator/Early Childhood Educator
My name is Shonna Sturgeon. I am happily married and a mother of 2 beautiful girls. I began working at Kinderland in April 2008. Since that time, I have received my Early Childhood Education, graduating with honors from ABC in June 2010, completed the New Brunswick Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum, and attended many hours of workshops and courses to further my training in this field. I love working in all age groups because I enjoy watching as they grow and develop in a safe and inviting environment while having fun. When I am not at work, I love hunting, four wheeling, sports activities with our children and spending quality time with my family.
My name is Colleen Wilson. I have been employed at Kinderland since September 1988. After years of working with all age groups, I presently work with the After School aged children. In December 2020 I semi-retired but returned part-time. I graduated in June of 1975, received my Early Childhood Education from NBCC in 1996, completed the New Brunswick Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum in 2009 and have countless hours of training and workshops over the years. It is a wonderful opportunity and privilege to be a part of a child’s early learning and education. I am blessed to live on the beautiful Miramichi with my husband. Along with my own family, I also have an extended family of co-workers, children, and parents,
My name is Amanda Boucher I grew up in the small village of Aroostook, NB. I have been in Fredericton for over 10 years and have had the pleasure of raising my own three children in this beautiful city. Coming from a close knit small town I know the importance a community plays in raising children. I genuinely feel that Kinderland supports their families and provides them with a loving, nurturing community of like minded educators for their little ones.
I am the 4 Year Old Educator at Kinderland. It is such a privilege for me to be able to form bonds and help guide the children through this next step of their educational journey. Our afternoons are always full of outside adventure, educational play, glitter and glue.
My name is Virginia Sutton. I grew up in a rural community just outside of Fredericton, but have spent most of my adult life living in the heart of the city. I have been blessed with one daughter who I adore. In my spare time, I enjoy connecting with family and friends, playing games, baking treats and cooking meals.
I worked with the Kinderland team for a short time in 2015/2016 just prior to being employed at a local Montessori school. During the summer of 2017, I was thrilled to return to Kinderland as an educator in the combined two and three-year-old group. In December 2020, I transferred to the Kinderland Infant Centre as Assistant Director and now work with children 12-24 months.
I have completed the 90 hour NB Curriculum Framework and take part in many professional learning opportunities. I am also completing the ECE certificate program online.
Being an Early Childhood Educator is a wonderful experience. I love knowing that I can make a difference in a child’s life! The simplest moments can have the most profound effect on a child, and there’s nothing better than building that special bond with the children in my care. I also appreciate the meaningful relationships I’ve formed with my co-workers at Kinderland.
The educators at Kinderland are committed to providing excellent childcare and I’m pleased to be part of the team!
My name is Chastity Green. I am originally from Newfoundland, but moved to the beautiful city of Fredericton in 2002. I love this city!
I am the mother of three amazing kids. As you can imagine, there is not a lot of spare time in a busy family, but I do enjoy walking and running. I always have to have some tunes playing in my ears while I am out on the trails too!
In 2020, after 20 years in the customer service industry, I decided to make a career change. Having a career that would allow me to be more present with my family was important to me because our children grow so quickly. My decision lead me here to Kinderland, and I’m loving it!
Just prior to joining the Kinderland team, I enrolled in the ECE program online because I recognized the importance of gaining the knowledge and skills pertaining to this field of education. I will complete the ECE program in June 2022.
Since joining the Kinderland team, I have had the privilege of working with the two-year-old class. The children are very curious and it is a joy to watch them grow, play and achieve milestones. Seeing their faces light up when they learn something new makes being an educator that much more rewarding!
No two days are the same at Kinderland and I’m always ready to dive in and have fun. I am happy to be part of the team and look forward to the future!
My name is Makenna O’Donnell. I grew up along the mighty Miramichi river in Doaktown. I moved to Fredericton 12 years ago. I am a family orientated person and spend as much time as possible with them as well as my friends. I enjoy playing games, reading and going to concerts.
I am currently enrolled in the 90 hour New Brunswick Curriculum Framework course and will complete it in April of 2022. I joined the Kinderland team in February of 2021 and have been thoroughly enjoying my role as an Educator in the Infant Centre. Prior to Kinderland, I worked as a Nanny.
I adore watching the children learn and experience new things whether it be taking their first steps, finger painting or saying new words. Helping them grow is a wonderful gift that brings me nothing but joy.
My name is Trista Riley. I first started Kinderland in the summer of 2020. I returned to join the team in June 2021 and am currently enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program at NBCC, which I will graduate in June 2022.
I first found my love for children as a junior coach at the church I attend. I have helped out with children’s ministry for a number of years. From there I volunteered at the YMCA during the summer with the summer camp programs. It was during this time that the leaders encouraged me to pursue this as a career as they saw my passion to provide care and understanding towards children.
I look forward to watching your children grow and develop. Each child that I have the priviledge to teach holds a special spot in my heart and I am thankful that I get to be a little part of each family.
From Holly Grace
“I have worked alongside the educators in the different age groups. Creating connections with the children in their “everyday worlds” has allowed me to understand and relate to their individual needs. ”
– Holly Grace