I am the founder and director of TLC Edmonton: Training for In-home Caregivers. We have been preparing a small number of foreign students (of which a sizeable percentage have always been Japanese) to work in Canada as nannies and home support workers for the past 10 years.
We pride ourselves on offering a high degree of individual support to all students (current and graduated) who are open to receiving it. We also offer reasonably priced, convenient housing for all current students who want it as well as a few of our graduates.
I graduated from TLC Edmonton in March,2012.
After that, I worked as a Live-in Nanny for more than two years and I currently applied for permanent residency. I couldn’t have gone this far without my teacher’s help. I can’t stop feeling that choosing this school was one of the best decision I made in my life.
What I liked about this school was getting a lot of support from my teacher, Shirley. She gave me useful advice and a lot of encouragement when I was having hard time finding a job, and she was always there to support us.
Even after graduating from the school and start working as a nanny, she kept supporting me when I needed a help and advice from her.
Learning a wide range of topics made me certain that being a nanny would suit me. Since I love cooking, I enjoyed cooking classes to learn not only north American dishes but other counties dishes as well. Getting to know the differences of cooking between Japan and Canada definitely helped me to work as a nanny. We also had presentation assignments during the class which I found challenging as I had never done it before. However, they were absolutely worth doing it because students gain self-confidence and improve their English skills. Every thing I learned was so meaningful and Shirley’s help was beyond my expectation.
I am so grateful to find this school and am proud of being a student at TLC Edmonton.