MumNet is thrilled to announce the addition of Sarah Shanahan, as our new Childcare Manager.
Sarah is a MumNet regular having attended groups since her son Leo was 10 weeks old, and currently co-leads the Bloor West MumNet I group.
Whilst Leo takes up most of her time these days, Sarah is also a freelance consultant in Sensory and Consumer Research. Having worked in the industry for 13 years, initially managing the sensory and consumer testing of private label products for the grocery chain Tesco PLC in the UK, Sarah moved to Canada to do the same for Sobeys Inc. in 2011.
Sarah is an avid traveller and loves to explore, so in 2014 she took a leap of faith and embarked on a career break to fulfill some of this passion. Following her return from globe-trotting, Sarah has been consulting freelance in Sensory and Consumer Research whilst balancing this with her home life and being a mum.
Sarah’s work in Sensory and Consumer Research has provided her with experience managing large groups of people of all ages, from recruitment, training and performance management through to the essentials of operations and workplace safety.
Sarah brings these skills, plus an open mind, sense of fun and passion for the wonderful resource of MumNet to the position of Childcare Manager and is excited to join the team.
Our Childcare Manager is responsible for
- managing childcare providers in our various groups across Toronto
- overseeing hiring and evaluation of childcare providers
- managing police records checks procedures
- arranging ongoing First Aid and CPR certified training
- designing and delivering annual childcare orientation and training sessions