Roxanne Plischke

Hi, my name is Roxanne and I have been the proud owner of R&S Out of School Care since 1993. My daughter Carla is a high school teacher here in Edmonton and my grandson Gabriel is in grade 9  ... sigh. Over the 25 years I have been at R&S , I've seen all the kids reach grade 6 and then leave for Jr. High. How blessed am I that some of the kids come back to R&S and work here while in University. I love to travel and March 2019, I successfully travelled to Antarctica! I feel very fortunate to have stepped foot on all seven continents now. My favourite quote is "I am enough of a realist to understand that I can't reach every child .. but I am more of an optimist to get up every morning and try."

Carla Bate

R&S has been a blessing to my family and my second home for many years. I returned to school in 1999 when I attended Grant MacEwan , moving down south to the University of Lethbridge, and finally returning to graduate from University of Alberta in 2004 with a Bachelor in Education. Since then, I have worked both in junior high and high school, currently teaching Art at J. Percy Page High School in Millwoods. I continue to work at R&S part time, keeping in touch with kids and staff on a regular basis. My favourite thing about R&S is finding out what makes kids excited, and sharing genuine interest in whatever those things might be!

Fatiha Akacem

Hi! My name is Fatiha, I am a proud mother of 4 beautiful children plus a 5th, who happens to take cat form. Before coming to R&S I worked at the Metro College Child Minding program. I started working at R&S August 2015 and I love it so much. Everyone here is so friendly and welcoming, including the kids. In my spare time I like to cook and sew.  Working at R&S made me feel as if I am at my second home, I enjoy every minute I spend here.

Oksana Lakhnyuk

Hi everyone! My name is Oksana. I am from the Ukraine, and I immigrated to Canada in November 2012 with my family. I am a happy mother and grandmother who has two children and two grandchildren. Every aspect of life is positive for me. I like to read, to talk, to listen, to dream, and think. Being happy is a state of mind. In Ukraine I completed Pedagogical College, and after that I completed National Pedagogical College. I worked as a teacher in primary and secondary schools for a long time in Ukraine. Soon it will be two years since I've started working at R&S. This is my second home that I always want to come back to. It is such a great environment and positive atmosphere. I enjoy working with children because they represent hope and the future to me. I really admire children's endless energy, honesty, creativity, flexibility, and resilience. 

Arscent Javier

Hi, my name is Arscent! I am a childcare assistant here in R&S.  I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and I am currently in the Child and Youth Care program at MacEwan University.  I am glad to be a part of R&S family. R&S feels like a second home to me, because I feel loved by the kids, the parents, and the staff that I work with. 

Bianca LeBlanc

Hi my name is Bianca. I am currently in my second year at the University of Alberta and I am in the middle of working towards getting my degree in math. I started working at R&S September and so far I love it so much and look forward to getting to know all the families at R&S!
Aicha Kacemi

Hi, my name is Aicha Kacemi!  I've been working at R&S since I was in grade 11 and now I'm in my first year of nursing at the UofA. R&S is like a second home to me and I am so grateful to work here. I look forward every day to seeing our amazing kids and getting to know the knew ones as well! 

Gabe Bedford

Nour El Houri


Hi my name is Nour and i'm 23 years old. I studied electrical engineering back home and stopped during my Master's program to move to Canada in September of 2020. I've heard lots of amazing things about R&S and how wonderful everyone is so I really wanted to join this beautiful family. I'm currently studying english and working at this beautiful place!