Who We Are
Meet the core members of the Safe & Sound team. Our team also includes a part-time Educator and members of our trusted, background-checked supply list, mainly consisting of ECE students and new graduates. Our unofficial team spans the Leslieville community and beyond as we partner with many community organizations and businesses to help enrich the Safe & Sound children's daily activities.
Karyn Spiesman, BA, OCT
Owner/Full Time Educator
A teacher, mother, and self-proclaimed `kid-aholic', Karyn has an English degree from the University of Toronto and is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She spent many years teaching elementary school in the public and private school systems, before leaving the classroom to start her own early literacy program, `Phonic Beginnings`. As owner and operator of `Phonic Beginnings`, she tutored pre-school children in the basics of reading. She has also worked as a nanny for a child with a speech delay and as a Head Counsellor at both residential and day camps. Karyn is delighted to combine her love of children with her teaching skills to give every child who comes to SAFE AND SOUND a home away from home where they can play, laugh, sing, dance and experience the world while learning. Karyn is certified in First Aid & CPR.