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About Us

Play, Learn, Grow in Bedford is a family business owned and operated by a team of siblings with varied experiences, knowledge and backgrounds.

Sonia Hage-Cameron, Owner/Operator

Sonia brings over 20 years experience in varied aspects of the childcare field. Sonia began her career as an Early Childhood Educator in a number of preschools in HRM. Sonia continued her studies, graduating in the first class of the MA in Child Youth Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University. Over the years Sonia has gained valuable and varied experiences in numerous child and youth-related roles including working with children and families at the IWK, as a developmental coordinator for children with special needs, faculty member at St. Joseph’s College and as a community outreach worker.

Sonia looks forward to drawing on these experiences as she plans, organizes and manages this new and exciting venture for the families in and around Bedford. During her time away from work, Sonia enjoys spending quality time with her family which includes her husband and her three school aged children. Sonia also enjoys travelling and reading.

Lyla Hage-Owner/Business Manager

Lyla has an extensive and varied background in business, communications, project management, design and teaching. Over the past 20+ years Lyla has worked in a wide range of large organizations and small businesses. Her business and communications background and experience, combined with her attention to detail and marketing skills will serve her well as she manages the day to day operations and business end of this new venture. In her time away from work, Lyla enjoys travelling anywhere and everywhere, going for runs in her North End neighbourhood, and reading novels.

Jamil Hage-Owner

Jamil brings several years of small business and construction/development experience to this new venture. Leading and managing numerous building and development projects throughout HRM, Jamil has extensive experience running his family’s construction/development company, managing the day to day operations of the business and finding interesting and unique business opportunities. Jamil lives in Halifax with his growing family and spends his free time with family, volunteering in a variety of community organizations, and working on his golf swing.