North Edmonton Family Day Home Agency

Our Story: North Edmonton Family Day Home Agency has been serving the community since 1983. We have been an accredited child care program since 2006. We provide a child care service city-wide and to the surrounding communities of: St. Albert, Morinville, Sherwood Park and Spruce Grove.

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The NEFDHA Difference

So why should you choose to put your child in care with the agency?
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Benefits of our Dayhomes

  • Day Homes have to meet a set of standards as set by the Family Day Home Manual and the Social Care Facilities Act.
  • The home and family have been thoroughly screened and approved to ensure a safe environment.
  • Your child will experience the warmth and intimacy of being cared for in a home environment.
  • Children adjust and develop closer relationships when being cared for by 1 individual caregiver.
  • Educators are able to develop routines, and plan activities that are specific to the individual needs of the children in care.
  • You are guaranteed a smaller group setting resulting in more one on one time for your child. A registered day home can only care for 6 children under the age of 13years including the caregiver’s own family. Within that number ratio only 2 children can be under the age of 2 years.
  • Day homes experience a lower rate of illness due to smaller group size.
  • Your child will experience a Family Group Setting where siblings remain together and have opportunity to interact. Children are not separated by age and have opportunity to learn from playmates that are both older and younger than themselves.
  • Outside play spaces are more natural with grass and trees.
  • Our homes monitored on a regular basis. The agency tries to target 12 visits per year with the majority of those visits be unannounced. Our homes are also open to inspection at any time by a representative from the Government of Alberta who as per our contract has to visit 10% of our homes yearly.
  • A system of back-up is in place in the event the regular educator is not available.
  • Parents receive agency newsletters on a regular basis, and are invited to attend workshops on varies child development topics.
  • Family day homes are an affordable child care alternative
  • Income tax receipts are issued.
  • Subsidy is available for qualifying families.
  • NEFDHA is an approved child care program under contract with the Province of Alberta for the purposes of overseeing the care of children in approved family day homes. We have been in operation since 1983. We are also an Accredited Child Care Program having received our accreditation status in 2006.
  • A system of back-up is in place in the event the regular educator is not available.

Parent Testimonials

I would rate the quality of service we received from North Edmonton Family Day Home agency as excellent. We were so lucky to find a day home that was so close to our home and accommodated our working hours. Fiza was wonderful with my daughter and us. She did a lot of activities with her. We were pleased with everything - March 2021

Our Educator Gangandeep was so patient and such a nice person. She cooked delicious food for my child. My child loved her and her day home. I was so surprised and happy when she gifted me with a craft book of her activities while she was in care on her last day. - October 2020

Amy provided great quality care. Her family really cared for my child and my child always felt safe and welcomed in their home. - October 2020

I was very sad to have to term care due to COVID. We hope to be able to resume care in the future. Shazia is very sweet and kind. She provides a variety of activities for the children. My child learned a lot while in her home. She showed a lot of care and attention. My child loved being in her home and we felt the fees were affordable. We felt good knowing the agency did unannounced checks on the home. - July 2020

We were extremely grateful that NEFDHA was able to get us into care with very short notice and provided quality care for the period of time we needed support. The Agency, Coordinator and Consultant were excellent. Thank you for your support during the COVID19 situation. - May 2020

I was with Twilligh L. for 6 years. Everything with the agency was excellent. For Twilligh running her day home is a vocation and not just a job. She give 110% to the children. - May 2020

Sarah L. was amazing. Our son Harrison loved her and he looked forward to going to dayhome every morning. We hope to be back with Sarah once COVID has settled down. - April 2020

Maida right away connected with my child as well as the consultant Lisa. Nothing but a great experience. I wish her the best and thank her for the love and kindness she showed my children. Between Lisa the Consultant and Maida the Educator I would rate this agency a 10 out of 5! I will for sure recommend this company to all my friends and family. Molly B - December 2019

We will miss having Davis in Sarfraz's day home as he enjoyed his time there: participating in activities and socializing with his peers. We thank you Sarfraz for the wonderful care and will be reaching out should we require child care in the future. - December 2019

Jose Vila was a wonderful caregiver for our daughter. During the time my daughter was with Jose she always felt safe, welcomed and cared for in her home. She looked forward to going to the day home everyday. From day one, my daughter learned new, exciting things as the games and activities provided were fun, engaging and educational. She has learned so much. I strongly recommend her as a caregiver to any parent that is looking for a clean, safe, and secure place to leave their child. - December 2019

Dundas was excellent, she took amazing care of our Agooni and we were totally blessed to have her. Lisa was our consultant She was informative and easy to get a hold of. - November 2019

We are overwhelmingly satisfied with all staff, office administrators, those putting together the newsletters and especially Monica, our Educator and Mitzi our consultant. Mitzi was abundantly helpful and supportive to me as a parent while never being disparaging to any day homes. We had two different Educators during our time with NEFDHA. - October 2019

This is to inform you that my daughter, Isabella was at Dharani's day-home for 3 months (June-August 2019) until we had to unavoidably move to a new area. During my daughter's stay there, she was very well taken care of and I can vouch she is likely one of the best around. She loved and cared for my daughter like her own child and took her safety and wellbeing very seriously. Her home and environment was also very clean and my daughter, despite being a toddler never got sick throughout her stay there. Her welcoming house soon became a second home for my daughter as she was always happy there and bonded well with Dharani and her lovely daughters, it was also easy for me to concentrate at work knowing my daughter was in safe hands. I will heartily recommend Dharani's Day-home to any parent who wants individualized, loving and well detailed care for their child. And if our paths ever cross again, I will choose her as my child's caregiver. Thanks - September 2019

We were with our day home 1 1/2 years and everything was excellent. We would b happy to give our Educator a reference as she was excellent with a great personality, a clean well organized home. Our kids had lots of fun at her home. - September 2019

Our Educator was excellent. I am happy to refer other children to her so they can also experience the care, love and warmth my child received from her. Thank you NEFDHA for all your help - September 2019

Azhar was excellent, provided great care and was lovely with our son. We really hope she can take both boys when we return from maternity leave. - August 2019

Maha is just a gem. She took all matters and big and small seriously and made sure to provide us with updates of the day. WE LOVE MAHA Also thank you at the office for finding our back-up for the short emergency we had. Thank you for making the process painless. - August 2019

Rupi was and is AMAZING. She has been a second mom to our girls. She has a lot of patience, is extremely hard working and a very kind person. She always has the kid's interests in mind & is very involving with activities and community. She will be missed. I was able to meet my agency Consultant regularly at the house. She came to many special events and holiday functions. We have had a great experience with NEFDHA - July 2019

My 2 children have been with Sajida for 5 months and have enjoyed being there. I was very impressed with all the activities she did with my kids. She always had time to give me a report on my children's day and never felt rushed at the end of the day to leave. My children enjoyed her backyard and didn't want to leave. I believe my daughter favorite was learning about butterflies and crafts. Thanks, so much for the great care you gave us, you will be missed. - July 2019

We are so thankful for everything you have done for us as a neighbour, as a day home provider and as a friend. Your home has been Amy's home too, and it has been a warm and welcoming place where our daughter was surrounded by friends and fun. It's hard to imagine a better start for Amy. Watching her grow into a confident and questioning three-year-old with you as a caregiver has been one of our life's great joys. Dropping Amy off for the first time two years ago, I remember being so anxious and sad about leaving her with someone that was not her parents. I think that must be what every first-time parent must feel, and I'm sure you've seen it dozens of times by not. How ironic; is it that now I feel all those same feelings again, except this time it's because I'll be dropping her off at your house for the last time before Amy and Eric start their new adventure? You and your family are very dear to us, and we will miss our morning ritual. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts. We just want you to know the huge and positive impact you've had on our family. - July 2019

Angela has been absolutely critical in empowering Elijah to communicate his emotions, and I will always be grateful to her for this. She's gone above and beyond with him and the kids under her care, and she has become dear to me regarding her opinion and guidance. She is one in a million, and I figure you already know this, but it can't be said enough. Elijah has grown so much under her supervision, and I am astounded by how much knowledge Angela has imparted to him. She deserves all praises sung of her. - July 2019

We were in care 16 months and everything was excellent. Katie was just wonderful. We had a amazing 1st child care experience. No concerns at all. - May 2019

Our Educator was excellent, trustworthy, and very hospitable. She is a true gem and we will be forever grateful for her services. We were very please with the professionalism and care provided by NEFDHA. If we ever move back to Edmonton and need child care we are coming back to you. Well Done! - May 2019

Sajida was amazing- our daughter was clearly very loved, and she loved going there. We are so sad she is no longer our Educator - May 2019

Thank you NEFDHA for all your help with back-up. It was great to not worry about this as both my husband and I work full time. Keep up the amazing work you do, home visits, and care planning with your educators. It shows that what you do matters. - May 2019

Noshaba is an excellent day home Educator. It was truly Jaya's home away from home and she was welcomed into Noshaba's Family - November 2018

Mihret was wonderful with our son. He was very comfortable with her after a short time and was happy in her care. I was amazed at how much he learned with her in a short period of time. I would gladly have continued to bring him to her day home if we were staying in the province. - October 2018

Jaspreet came highly recommended. I really like her personality and how innovative she was. You could tell she loved the children and was so patient.. she was just excellent and I have already recommended her to others. - October 2018

I was with NEFDHA for 5 years and everything was excellent. Our Educator was amazing with our son. She provided a safe and loving home for him while I wasn't able to be with him. I was always happy knowing he was in a safe place. I only left because of transportation issues for school. There are cheaper places but the extra money was worth the support (back-up, home visits) and peace of mind. We miss her terribly. - September 2018

Goreti is absolutely excellent. The children in her care ans their families are all extremely lucky to have her in their lives. I had opportunities to attend workshops put on by the agency. The office staff were all friendly and I appreciated the dental service you provided. Thanks for everything. - September 2018

I would be happy to provide our Educator with a wonderful reference. Annie the Consultant was amazing and helped us find her. - September 2018

It was always easy to get a hold of NEFDHA when we needed to. Thank you so very mush Sumra for taking such good care of our girls. You are so amazing, and we will all miss you very much. - September 2018

We with NEFDHA for 4-6 years and the care was excellent. Sumra was such a wonderful provider for both of our girls. She was attentive, kind, knowledgeable, and flexible. She truly cared for our girls and we could have not asked for a more loving, and talented Provider than Sumra. When we needed to adjust our times of dropping off or picking up she was always accommodating and flexible. - September 2018

We were with Nayaar off an on for 2 years. We loved how caring Nayaar is, she is sweet and patient. Could not ask for anyone better than Nayaar. We love her and her family. Our Consultant was Annie and she was accessible and caring. - August 2018

We were with NEFDHA about 5 years and everything was excellent. - August 2018

Ana was a wonderful provider. She made all homemade meals. She was excellent. I would give her a glowing reference, but she is retiring. - July 2018

Karen Turnball was an excellent caregiver. She truly cared about making sure the kids had well rounded, fun, and interesting days. She was very professional. I was never concerned about the level of care my children were receiving. - July 2018

We were so happy with the agency as a whole and I will continue to recommend NEFDHA to other parents. - May 2018

Our Provider was Angela B and I would absolutely provide a reference for her. My kids loved her an were devastated when we made the decision to move. She treated my kids like family and made the transition when I went back to work so easy. We have been at the new daycare for 2 1/2 months and my children still ask about Angela on a daily basis. - May 2018

I felt the home was a place my kids would be safe and loved right from the first meeting. I had no reservations about leaving my children for the day. - May 2018

We had a wonderful experience using your agency. We would absolutely give our Educator a reference. My daughters were loved and cared for by Mihret as if they were her own children. She is a kind and compassionate lady who loves and cares for the children in her care. She provided good communication and my girls loved her cooking. Leaving her was one of he hardest parts of our move. - March 2018

Our educator was Harjap. We appreciated she spoke 2 languages and provided veggie food. We used her for 13 months. Harjap was amazing with kids and the knowledge was beyond. We will come back to her next year!! - January 2018

I am happy to give my educator a reference, she is a perfect woman for day care. She provides my children with extra care and love. My girl was very happy and safe with her. Only suggestion is coming all the way to the office to sign up takes too long. It would be nice to fill out the papers in the day home. Everything else is perfect.
Debi/Director's reply, We thank you for your feedback. Although it would be more convenient it adds an additional responsibility for the educator. We feel this is part of the service we provide for her. Many of our families require assistance in the registration process which can include applying for subsidy. We also welcome the opportunity to meet with each family prior to the child starting in care.
- January 2018

Hitaf is an amazing lady and treated my daughter with kindness the way I would. - January 2018

Patricia is a pearl. Our child loved her a lot and we weren't worried about leaving her in care all day. They went outside often, she changes the toys and decorations every month. Patricia was excellent, everything was perfect, and we will miss her very much. - January 2018

We required respite care for one month and regular care for the second month. The location f the home was great. Thank you for the flexibility and support for those months. - December 2017

We with only with the agency 1 month as we were having problems with our educator. We had a meeting with Debi the director and provided her with our concerns. Thanks for listening and hopefully the comments will be effective. - October 2017

We picked our educator because of her years of experience caring for kids plus her credentials. We really liked that there was open communication. We felt everything was excellent about our time with NEFDHA. - October 2017

We put our children in the day home for additional social opportunities. Nayyar has been amazing. The genuine care she has for our girls has made their time at her day home truly like a home away from home. - October 2017

We were with the agency 9 years. Me and my daughter have had wonderful educators. Sumra and Dorothy made my daughter feel safe, interested and part of the family. Keep up the wonderful work. - October 2017

I met Tony at the park and she was so wonderful with the other day home children we asked how to join. Tony was the most amazing educator we have had. She was more family that a educator. She was comforting, loving, and energetic. We want to share how amazing she was to our daughter. It was very hard to leave and we had a lot of tears, and have truly missed her going and having her with all her friends and Tony everyday. We can't wait to put our new son into her day home when he is old enough. - September 2017

We were with the agency 1 1/2 yrs. We felt comfortable with the educator upon the 1st meeting. She is amazing. I did provide a reference for her to share. The agency and the educator were very accommodating and friendly. I was very comfortable leaving my child in their care and will do so again with both children after my next maternity leave. - September 2017

I was with the agency1 1/2 years. We finished because our child went to school. We liked that she had a nursing background. She was great with the kiddies in her care always doing crafts and activities. She was also very understanding of a parent’s sleepless night and that resulting in being a bit late. - September 2017

Seema came to us highly recommended. Seema provided excellent care to my son. I would happily provide a reference if she needs one. - September 2017

We had our son with your agency for four yrs. We had to leave because of bussing. I would be happy to give references for NE day homes educators They were awesome. We received excellent care from the office staff to the day home workers. No complaints. Thank you! - September 2017

We were with Miss Hanna T. She is a beautiful soul inside and out. Krista was also an amazing mother and educator to the children. You have been the best agency I've been with You even beat ************ corporate and private homes we tried. You hire great ladies!! - September 2017

Our educator took care of my child like she was her own. She is wonderful. My child felt like their home was her home. I could not be more thankful to my educator, agency and specially Debi the director. There are amazing people working at this agency. Anytime there was something that need to be clarified I got a good explanation from them. Lori is very good and the perfect administrator. - September 2017

We were with your agency 3 years. Our educator will forever be a part of our family. We have nothing but good memories being with your agency. Very much appreciated the parent workshops/ excellent resources. - September 2017

We instantly clicked and felt very comfortable with Amanda, she answered all of our questions. We absolutely love Amanda. She runs a great program. My son has learned so much from all of the activities the he did on a daily basis. We couldn't have asked for a better educator for our son. We felt so comfortable in sending our son everyday. We are so happy that she has a space to take him for drop in care. He really thrived at day home!! - July 2017

Our educator Monica K was kind and trustworthy, and so patient with our child when she was doing her job. - July 2017

I felt the quality of care was excellent including the office administrator, coordinator and my consultant. Our educator was very caring, knowledgeable, sensitive and kept a clean organized home. - July 2017

We loved Nayyar from the start. The care she provided was beyond excellent. She is so caring and thoughtful. Our daughter still asks to go see Nina. Our Day Home Consultant was Annie. She was easy to get a hold of, we called a couple of times and she always returned our calls and was friendly. Loved working with the agency and I have referred you to multiply people. - May 2017

Nancy A. was an amazing educator and I never worried about my daughter for a second when she was in her care. What a wonderful woman!! My Day home Consultant was Melissa and she was easy to get a hold of. - May 2017

Our educator was very passionate about taking care of children, clean and organized home, excellent programming - January 2017

Twilligh was an excellent educator and my son loved going to her home everyday. We were very satisfied with the programming she provided. We felt confident our son would be loved and well cared for. - January 2017

One day my son who is 3 said to me I know the difference between like and love Now I know I love Ada We are super happy with Ada our educator - December 2016

Our home visitor Betty was friendly, enjoyed her job and working with kids. She was easy to get a hold of and I could talk to her at any time. Everything overall with the agency was excellent. I liked my agency and all the co-workers. - November 2016

We used Rubia for 2 1/2 years and she was excellent. She was wonderful and my children became a part of her family. - November 2016

I am happy to give our educator Rachael a reference. She was very accomadating, had a great personality, and we really appreciated her being able to drop off and pick up our child from school. - October 2016

Both of the educators we used Miss Hanna and Miss Krista were extremely amazing. Both women treat the children as if they are their own. Very loving. - September 2016

I would be happy to give a reference to others about our educator because she was caring and gave my child a home like atmosphere. She was very cooperative and flexible to our needs. - August 2016

Imrana was also very conscientious when it came to providing us with information about his day. We felt like we knew what he was doing and that made it easier for us to leave him. We would highly recommend her and we hope to have both of our children return to her care after my maternity leave. My son still talks about her fondly. - May 2016

Alexis was great in every way. Very Welcoming. I always had a happy vibe from her. She was personable and I never felt she tried to instruct me on things I was doing with my daughter. She was very flexible which was great with my job. I felt she went above and beyond and most importantly my daughter was never upset when I left; she liked being there. - February 2016

Barb had older kids so she wasn't just running a dayhome so she could be home with her own kids and didn't have to send them to childcare. You could tell she really enjoyed what she did. - February 2016

My child loved going to Mary's and she still talked about Mary. I appreciated the routine and consistency Mary provided as well as how she handled misbehavior. My child liked Mary from the start. - February 2016

We found Fiza to be an excellent Day Home educator. She genuinely cares about the children in her care, provides healthy meals and operates on a very professional level. - February 2016

We were so happy with the care our son received from Imrana. She was always engaging and teaching him new things. She is so kind and flexible. Our son was always very happy to go to her house and play. - 2016

The dental visit was a wonderful experience to help get the kids use to the dentist as they get older. Thank you for organizing this. - 2016

Our educator Nancy was a true role model and great teacher who genuinely cared for the kids in her care. Had a great sense of humor and was very creative and interactive. With over 20 years experience had developed a great routine for the kids. My daughter still talks about her wonderful experiences and the friends she made. - 2016

Barb provides great care!! We were with her for four years and will miss her! - 2016

A friend recommended Sajida's home to me. From the first day I visited I liked how clean and organized her home was. She is a professional, she knows how to treat kids and handle difficult situations with them. She puts a great amount of effort to provide healthy foods and makes sure the kids get daily physical outdoor activities. - 2016

Jingru was the best educator I’ve ever had. She is patient, dedicated, responsible and warm hearted. She treats our children like family members and friends. I wish we could have stayed longer at her home. - October 2015

My experience was Excellent!! - September 2015

Monica was simply amazing. She took care of my daughter like she was one of her own. I cannot say enough about her. Both my daughter and I cried when we left. - September 2015

My educator is easy to approach, humble and willing to help in an instant. The agency also has a good systematic way of ensuring the day home meets all the expectations. - August 2015

Amazing service from the agency! I will be sure to tell my future mom friends as well as family about the care my son received. Our Educator was the best educator I could have ever asked for. - July 2015

Our educator is remarkable. We are extremely satisfied with daily programming, discipline, and communication between educator, agency, and parents. - June 2015

Angela has been wonderful!! My son has made huge strides since being there. He talks so much! We love the changes that have happened. - June 2015

We are more than happy with our educator who is just like a part of our family these past 5 years. The Agency and staff have always been wonderful, and we have been treated with respect. Thank you for the experiences. My child has grown in so many ways since coming into care. - June 2015

My day home educator is exceptional and the agency staffs are always helpful and knowledgeable. I routinely recommend NEFDHA to my friends and colleagues. - March 2015

What are the benefits of being a registered dayhome educator?
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Benefits of Being a Registered Day Home at NEFDHA

  • Our Coordinator will advise and give you expert advice on how to set up your home.
  • You will receive a Start Up Package and Resource Binder.
  • As a Registered Day Home Educator you would have a wider range of clientele that you can offer your service to, e.g. families eligible for Subsidy, Respite Child Care, and families receiving funding through the Supported Child Care program.
  • Through many different avenues of advertising the agency will make referrals and connect you with families looking for care.
  • The agency has established policies to guide you in your business.
  • We have established payment policies. We meet with, and contract all child care arrangements prior to a child starting in care.
  • The agency collects fees and has established policies for guarantee of payment. Educators are paid on the last banking day of each month.
  • Group Liability Insurance is in place for a cost of $12.00 per month.
  • We will match you with a Consultant who will give you in-home support.
  • You will receive a monthly Newsletter and Activity Calendar.
  • As a self employed person there are possible tax benefits.
  • You have access to numerous resources that we loan out to Caregivers at no cost.
  • The agency will provide back up when you are not available.
  • We organize workshops allowing Care Givers to come together to network.
  • Training materials are available at no cost including resources to obtain Child Care Assistant/ Level 1. Only Registered Child Care Workers can access the Online Child Care Assistant/ Level 1 course.

Educator Testimonials

Thanks for everything you did for me. Our journey was great I learn a lot from you and I don 't mind to say you build my personality and today what I am doing it's all about by the grace of Allah and my cooperative team. Love you guys - August 2019

It has been a pleasure being a part of this agency for these past 9 years. I appreciated the support from my consultant and the agency as a whole. You were very well organized and I loved the workshops. I will continue to recommend all that you have to offer. - November 2018

I had to leave the agency for family health reasons. Annie my consultant was very good, supportive, knowledgeable and understanding. I was very comfortable with her. Whenever I needed her support she was there for me. If I was to re-open my day home, I will always go with North Edmonton Family Day Home Agency. - November 2016

I love being with an agency. I feel part of a professional organization that really focuses on what is best for children including my own. I feel I have grown in my parenting skills and love the support I get from my Consultant.

Compared to the prior agency that I was with this agency is top notch!! I feel a part of the agency and appreciated for what I do within the agency. I thank you for the respect I am given and appreciate all you do as an agency to support me.

NEFDHA is an amazing and supportive agency to work for.

I am very happy to be with NEFDHA. I look forward to being part of this agency in the future for many years.

After working 8 years at a daycare it feels great to find a place that is supportive, caring and as involved as I am in the education and care of children. It is wonderful to have someone you can ask question to and have them answered. Most importantly I think it is great to be involved in an agency that has the same standards as me when it comes to child care. The standards are being met on a daily basis. Thank you.

It has been an awesome experience working with this agency and the Day Home Consultants. Thank you!

I am very happy to be with NEFDHA and the staffs in the agency are very friendly.

The members of NEFDH and my Consultant are ; I feel like my family ant the agency is like my home.

I am really grateful to all the members of the agency. I felt like all of them were like my own family members. I would never contact any other agency. I plan to reopen my day home in a while but only with NEFDHA .

I feel you are the best agency, you go above and beyond.


Our Dayhomes

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Information for Parents

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Meet our Staff

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Debi Pagee


Debi attended Grant MacEwan before starting with North Edmonton Family Day Home Agency in 1983. She is familiar with all aspects of family child care having been a Educator, Consultant,Parent of a child in care and Director since 1998. She is a strong advocate for children and families and has served on many committees including Chair of the Alberta Family Child Care Association, Grant MacEwan Advisory Committee, and most recently Board Member for the Alberta Resource Centre for Quality Enhancement.


Melissa M.



Melissa MacDormand


Melissa is a graduate of the Grant MacEwan, Early Child Development program and a Level III. After graduation she went on to work in Day Care for over two years. During that time she gained a lot of wonderful hands on experience. She has been with North Edmonton Family Day Home Agency since 2000 on a part time basis and joined the agency fulltime in 2008.



Office Administrator


Tammy Deal

Office Administrator

Tammy was a family day home educator with NEFDHA for almost 10 years before joining the agency as a dayhome consultant in 2012. During her time as a educator she received her Child Development Worker certificate and was an Awards of Excellence finalist. Tammy is now working towards a certificate as a Child Development Supervisor. Tammy enjoys meeting educators and the children in their dayhomes and sharing in the many exciting playing and learning experiences they engage in.



Office Administrator


Jessica Alberda

Office Administrator

Jessica Alberda has been working at NEFDHA since 2012, as an Office Administrator and focuses on providing supports to the educators. She has a background in Fitness and Nutrition graduating From NAIT and SAIT. Jessica was a Personal Trainer for 12 years and ran her own business for 6 years. She applies this experience to her work at the office in planning the Activity Calendars, Prop Boxes and changing of the Parent & educator Resource Centre. Jessica has a young son and loves incorporating what she learns at work into his routine.



Day Home Consultant


Alicja Igras (Ala)

Day Home Consultant

Ala taught elementary school in Poland. Since coming to Canada she has worked in childcare for 16 years and taught art and Polish language at a Polish Saturday School. Ala joined our agency in 2010. She loves the natural curiosity of children and that they are always ready to explore their world with joy and enthusiasm. She enjoys sharing her ideas with educators and supporting their personal growth.


Melissa A.

Day Home Consultant


Melissa Adair

Day Home Consultant

Melissa started with NEFDHA as a day home educator. Melissa obtained her E.C.D from MacEwan University in 1995 and has many years of experience in the child care field. Melissa enjoys working as a team and developing new relationships with educators, children and parents. She enjoys sharing new and interesting ideas with dayhome educators to implement in their homes. In her spare time Melissa enjoys camping and reading.



Day Home Consultant


Mitzi Gerber

Day Home Consultant

Mitzi joined NEFDHA in the fall of 2012. She has worked in the family day homes for the past 28 years years; 21 years as a family day home educator and then as a consultant. Mitzi is working towards an early learning and child care certificate with GPRC. She enjoys interacting with the children during her visits and supporting educators with a variety of resources for program planning.



Day Home Consultant


Lisa Pagliaroli

Day Home Consultant

Lisa has worked in the child care field for over 25 years. She was a family day home educator with NEFDHA for almost 8 years before joining the agency as a day home consultant in 2013. Lisa is a graduate of the Grant MacEwan Early Childhood Development program. Lisa enjoys interacting with educators and the children in their homes.



Day Home Consultant


Annie Moise

Day Home Consultant

Annie studied as an Elementary School Teacher in Hungary. Coming to Canada she has worked with many music schools, orchestra's young students and professionals in the classical music field in the region of Quebec. She returned to childcare in 2008 and she worked as a "formal" assistant director in an accredited childcare centre. She has a Level 3 Diploma. Annie enjoys the diversity of our day homes and the different cultures and backgrounds of the children in care. She is a new mom and is passionate about her own son's growth and development.



Day Home Consultant


Janine Macialek

Day Home Consultant

Janine started out as a day home educator. As her children grew older she chose to work at the schools as an Educational Assistant. For over 8 years she worked with students with special needs, specializing in autism as well as behavioral disorders. Janine has re-joined the agency this time as a day home consultant. She enjoys participating in activities with the children during her home visits in addition to supporting the day home educators.



Day Home Consultant


Kajal Bhagia

Day Home Consultant

Kajal joins NEFDHA with 22 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. She has worked in a variety of early learning settings that include , daycares, preschools, the catholic school board, as well as previously being a Family Day Home Consultant She has completed her Masters in Education with a focus on Teaching and Early Learning from the University of Ottawa. Kajal is also involved with Norquest College as an Instructor in their Early Learning and Child Care Diploma program. Kajal has specialized in working alongside children and families with exceptionalities and diverse cultural backgrounds. In her free time, she likes to try her hand at cooking new recipes from various cuisines, traveling with her family, and reading about the newest trends and research in Early Childhood Education.


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It is the goals and objectives of North Edmonton Family Day Home Agency to provide consistently high quality child care services to the families of this community. We want to provide a positive learning experience for all children and an organization in which all educators feel valued and supported. One way we can insure that we are meeting the needs of all our clients is to gather information through surveys. Your feedback is valuable to us and we thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the following survey:

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Agency Links

NEFDHA's Facebook Page

The Sharing Place ~ North Edmonton Family Day Home Educators's

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Other Links

Kara Family Resource Centre

Edmonton Early Years Coalition

North Central Edmonton Early Years Coalition

Information on Subsidy

Outside Play Resources and Ideas

Health Canada - Is Your Child Safe? series

Centre for Family Literacy

Alberta Child Health Benefit

Alberta Health Services Oral Health - Early Childhood

Alberta Health Services Oral Health - School Age

Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta

NEFDHA Small Business Directory

This is a list of small businesses that are run by the families of parents and educators with the agency. Please note that we are posting this list simply as a way to build community among the families that are part of NEFDHA. The agency is not sponsoring any of these businesses nor has it screened any of these businesses. That would be the responsibility of anyone seeking out their services.

Small Business Directory