Nurture by Nature Early Learning Academy

My Story

I’ve loved every minute of my journey!

Ana Oja​la


Early Childhood Education, Honours, Lethbridge College.

Bachelor in Child and Youth Care, Early Years Specialization, Honours, University of Victoria 

My Childcare Journey

My name is Ana Ojala. I am the Owner and Director of all our private Reggio-inspired  programs. I am a wife, mother, sister, and now a grandmother. I absolutely love my family.  I have been a stay at home mom and a working mom.  When I was a working mom I used licensed and unlicensed childcare.  I understand the challenges of finding someone I can trust with what I value most in the world, my children.

One year my maternity leave was almost over and it literally hurt my heart to go back to work because I was not happy with the childcare choices available.  I knew my children deserved better, ALL children deserved better.  Just because we're in a small community it doesn't mean we have to settle for less than exceptional quality childcare.

With that goal in mind I went back to university and cultivated the most current child based learning theories and practices to create my Reggio Inspired "Nurture by Nature" programs.  These are the programs that I wished I could have found for my children when they were little.  They are now here for the benefit of the children in the Brooks community!

For the past 16 years I have owned and created childcare spaces that respect and value each child's individual development and celebrates the joy that specifically belongs to the early childhood timeframe.  I absolutely love my chosen career and I absolutely love my sweet Reggio Inspired centre so much! 

Our local childcare programs should compare and exceed the top programs anywhere in Canada! I feel that mine does.