Jenny Gaines Rattray Owner operator
My name is Jenny Gaines Rattray and I am the owner and operator of Sunny Days Children’s Center. I began the centers after caring for children in my home for nearly 8 years.
I wanted a center that offered high quality care and also offered extended care
for those families whose work schedules are not the norm.
In my spare time, my husband and I also operate a non- profit organization in Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Hope Garden Ministries, and we love to travel. I also love spending quality time with our 5 children and their families, especially our 2
Alyssa Phillips Director of Program and Development
I am the Director of Program and Development at Sunny Days Children Center, as well as an after-school educator. You will find me behind the scenes completing admin work, updating our social media pages, helping our educators with their classrooms, providing programming time, booking and planning guest speakers, field trips and daycare events!
I graduated from NBCC Fredericton with an Early Childhood Education certificate in June 2014 and I have been apart of the Sunny Days team since September 2014. I spent my first year in the two-year-old class and then moved up to the preschool four-year old class for the last 4 years which I loved immensely. This past June I took on my new role as Director of Program and Development where I do admin work in the morning and then I am with the School Crew in the afternoons.
Early Childhood Education has always been a passion of mine and I strive to be a positive role model in every child’s life that I am a part of. I have worked with children since I was a teenager and have enjoyed every minute of it. I love taking part in professional development and learning opportunities when they are available so I can enrich my learning as an educator, implement new things in the classroom and be able to provide knowledge and helpful hints to our educators at our center.
I look forward to building relationships and meeting all the families that become a part of Sunny Days Children Center and be able to provide them with a safe, fun and nurturing environment for their children!
Sally Hovey Early Childhood Educator
My name is Sally Hovey and I teach the fours pre-k class at Sunny Days. I have been caring and teaching three and four year olds for 25 years. Prior to joining the Sunny Days team in 2016, I operated New Friends Preschool, better known as “Mrs.Hovey”.
I began my preschool when my youngest daughter was three, so I have never been away from “that three year old voice”. I absolutely love working with children, watching them grow, laugh, learn and have fun evey day. It is what I do best!
My hobbies include baking, gardening, doing anything outdoors and relaxing at my cottage on Indian Lake.
Lana Stewart Early Childhood Educator
I was born and raised in Fredericton New Brunswick. I graduated from NBCC in 2016, with a diploma in Early Childhood Education. I have worked at Sunny Days Children’s Center since 2016.. From a young age, I had a passion for working with children. I started babysitting at the age of 12.
After graduating high school, for a year before going to college, I worked at Gibson Neil Elementary school. I work in the Junior Nursery room with our youngest children. I love teaching the children and being able to create an amazing bond with them.
Outside of work you can find me spending time with my family, shopping or doing house projects.