West Oakville Preschool’s mission is to create a nurturing, inspiring and engaging childcare centre that delivers loving care and enriching development for all children and their families. West Oakville Preschool Centre is a non-profit community based childcare centre focused on fostering and encouraging the growth and progressive development of the children in the community. West Oakville Preschool is a place where your child will feel nurtured, safe, secure and cared for in an environment that inspires and fuels curiosity. We provide a stimulating educational experience for your child to drive emotional, social and intellectual development. West Oakville Preschool’s quality service includes:

  • Childcare Programs designed to support your child’s stages of development through play and inquiry in a diverse, enriching and engaging environment in an age-appropriate manner
  • Scenic, natural and safe location/environment that captures and stimulates your child’s imagination. We are conveniently located minutes away from 3 major highways, Sheridan College, the Oakville Go Station and the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.
  • 30+ years of experience nurturing the growth and development of children in the community.
  • Highly qualified Registered Early Childhood Educators who provide nurturing learning environment for your child to develop at his / her own pace.
  • Nourishing meals in a nut-free environment.
  • Various enrichment programs offered throughout the year (Yoga, Music, Sports, Interactive Story Telling, etc.).
  • Convenient operating hours: 6:45am to 6:30pm.
  • Supports and resources available for children with special needs.
  • Family events and opportunities for parent involvement throughout the year

West Oakville Preschool Centre is a licenced, non-profit child care centre, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors which consists of 9 members; including parents and community members. WOPC hosts monthly Board meetings and an Annual General Meeting each fall, for all parents, employees, community partners and board members to attend.

We are currently looking to recruit the following volunteer Board members – click HERE for details

Board of Directors

PAULETTE JERVIS – PRESIDENT Paulette Jervis, Chair of West Oakville Preschool Centre, is a business administration professional with over 25 years of experience in the financial services sector.

Her expertise includes investment fund administration, fund accounting, tax reporting, audit management, new business development and project management.

Paulette, a long-time Oakville resident is married with 2 children.  She is Treasurer and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee of Link2Care, a non-profit organization that supports healthy living and foster independence for people in the community.

Paulette is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) works at Investment Planning Counsel in Mississauga and is  a member and club executive of Own the Moment Oakville Toastmasters.


Henry Soosaipillai is a Chartered Professional Accountant with 25 years of senior financial leadership experience, overseeing and managing North American and international Internal Audit and Compliance. He is married, a proud parent of two children, and a four-leg fellow – Webber Jr. 
Mr. Soosaipillai has always found time to give back to the community through the local food drive, school fundraising or volunteering with the church, and other activities such as environmental initiatives and now has the opportunity to combine his passion for numbers with his interest in building solid relationships with the Board to support the West Oakville preschool community.



HAMZA QAISER – MEMBER AT LARGE Hamza is an HR professional with over 10 years of global experience in Talent Management, Learning & Development, Total Rewards & HR Business Partnering. He is also a certified six sigma and change acceleration process analyst. Hamza has provided strategic HR guidance on numerous HR related programs for multiple global business units resulting in improved employee engagement and effectiveness scores. He joined the Board in 2022 and brings with him expertise in human resources and project management.

Hamza lives in Oakville with his wife and two daughters and believes in community development and
giving back to the society in every possible way.


HILARY BROWNE – PARENT MEMBER Hilary is an elementary school teacher with the Toronto District School board and has extensive experience supporting students with special education needs. She has been recognized as a Digital Lead Learner with the TSDB, utilising her strong technical skills and
interests to foster leadership within the school community.

Hilary lives in Oakville with her husband and young family and has demonstrated a passion
for volunteering and engaging with her community. She has a diverse volunteer background
participating, coordinating and hosting volunteer and fundraising events, including Canadian
Blood Services donation clinics, Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Days, and involvement with
Rotary International.


ANKIT VERMA – PARENT MEMBER Ankit is a Strategy and Management Consultant with over 16 years of experience in the financial services sector.

He has worked with numerous banks globally and has expertise in business strategies, operating and governance model designs, business case development, and project management. He is passionate about enabling organizations through technology transformations and has an in-depth understanding of FinTech in Canada.

Ankit lives in Oakville with his wife and son. He continually looks for opportunities to engage with the community and has a positive impact through contributions.