Our Story

Arooj Jaffar, ECE

Manager, Owner, dedicated care provider 

Arooj Jaffar is a certified Early Childhood Educator with over a decade of experience. After spending over 10 years, as a teacher and manager at a local pre-school in the Surrey area, Ms. Arooj decided to venture out and fill a critical gap in the childcare space. As a result, Tynehead Learning Centre was born. TLC has offered an incredible opportunity for Ms. Arooj to apply her skills in individualized lesson planning, creative problem-solving, and providing a nurturing environment for early learners. The highlight of her day is watching her tiny tots blossom into confident, inquisitive, and creative early learners.  Since completing her certification, Ms. Arooj regularly participates in building a community of practice with other Early Childhood Educators and participates in professional development programming offered by Options, REACH, and the Surrey School District.


"Both of my daughters attended preschool with Ms. Arooj.  A long lasting impression was left on the girls because they still talk about her and ask to go visit her - they are now 9 and 11. Ms. Arooj is thoughtful and in tune with what is suitable for your child.  I felt both my daughters blossomed with her guidance and nurturing. I would highly recommend her daycare.  We are all looking for safe and caring environments for our children and this preschool definitely meets the criteria.  Being a teacher myself, I really appreciated the professionalism and respect that Ms. Arooj presented.  My daughters still have activities they did in her class that they have kept in their keep sake boxes!"
- Marina

"There is no shortage of praise I could give to Miss Arooj for the kind human being she is. She is an exceptional teacher and took her time to get to know my son, who was 4 years old the time. He was nervous being in a new setting and I remember her making the transition so smooth. I remember her being very passionate about what she does. Her love for children and helping them grow was so natural. I would like to express my sincere graditude to you, Miss Arooj, for preparing my child for a lifetime of success. I am so glad you were his very first teacher!" 


"Ms. Arooj was my son’s preschool teacher over 10 years ago. She was so creative and full of so many ideas! I am so excited that she has now started her own practice. Wishing her all the best in this new venture!"