Provider Biographies

[Ilse Wilson]
Ilse Wilson

My name is Ilse Wilson, and I am the owner, teacher, cook, and accountant at Fairyland – My Family Child Care program. My passion is childcare and that resonates in the quality I strive for in my home! I am an NAFCC Accredited provider and have a nationally certified NATURE EXPLORE outdoor classroom. I am also a TOP Star, Let’s Move! Child care and eco-healthy endorsed home.
I started caring for and educating children as a nanny in Germany at the age of 18. As this passion grew I studied and in 2008 completed my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, with director and group certification. I also obtained a degree in Accounting. During my studies I worked and volunteered at different childcare centers, gathering a wide variety of experience. Before opening my family childcare I was the lead preschool teacher in the 4 and 5 year-old class at a preschool in Holladay for 2 years.

2013 - Since March 2013 I’ve been a trainer for our local Care About Childcare agency, where I teach the family childcare and other courses to providers. At the NAFCC Conference in 2013 I received an award as 1 of 5 national initiative winners for Let’s move! Child Care.
2014 - I won a region 8 Leadership award, in recognition of outstanding efforts and education in the field of family child care.
2015 - In May 2015 I received an honoring award as “Promising Emerging Leader” by Exchange magazine, an early childhood magazine since 1978. I was also the feature teacher and cover page photo for the June/July issue of Teaching Young Children (TYC) magazine, a NAEYC publication. In August 2015 I was awarded provider of the month by Child Care Aware of America.​
2016 - I was awarded the Utah Early childhood Teacher of the Year Award. Featured spotlight provider in the Family Child Care Magazine.
2017 - TLLCCF National Teacher Award winner with top 10 acknowledgement. Featured spot light in the Eco-Healthy newsletter.

In June 2017 my business became incorporated and owns 2 further locations - The fairyland Preschool and Pre-Kinder Care program in Millcreek, UT., and the Alta Children's Center, which is a seasonal winter location at the Alta Ski resort. 

I grew up on a farm in South Africa however German is my first language. I traveled from my home country to the USA in 2004 to be a nanny to wonderful families in Colorado and Virginia. I now live in Sandy, Utah with my husband and two sons. In February 2015 I proudly became a US citizen! In my spare time I enjoy photography, and have written, and illustrated two children’s books.

My mottos is - "Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives." -Willa A. Foster

Ms. Sara Miss Sara joined the Fairyland team in the Spring of 2016. She works here as a full-time, pre-school teacher. Sara has lived in Utah for most of her life. She moved from Buffalo, New York to Sandy, Utah in 2005. She is the middle of five children, three brothers and one sister. In her spare time you can find Sara off hiking, camping, or doing anything outdoors.

Sara is currently going to Salt Lake Community College working towards a degree in Family and Human Studies. She is also working on earning her CDA (Child Development Associate). She is very passionate about child development and learning more about children and how their little minds develop. Sara has worked with children for the last 4 years. She took many concurrent enrollment classes during high school. Teaching pre-school as one of those classes.

Ms. Breanna: Ms. Breanna is our infant & toddler teacher. She started August 2017 and brings with her several years of experience in the field. Previously she worked at a center, but is loving the family child care environment. Breanna is continuing her early childhood education and working towards earning her Child Development Associates credential.

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