Peanuts Daycare

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Meet Our Staff


Linda and Fred Bachteler

Linda Bachteler-

Owner/Infant Teacher

Not only does she own the business, along with her husband Fred, but she is also a Toddler-Preschool teacher. Together they raised a family of four children right here in Southampton and now have two grandchildren. She has attended both STCC &  Elms and really enjoys  working with young children. Her goal as a teacher and owner is to make this a great experience for all children and their families. 

Jennifer Lundrigan -


Jennifer has worked for Peanuts Daycare for over 15 years. Before becoming Director, Jenn worked as the teacher in our infant and toddler rooms. During COVID she went back to school to purse a degree in Early Childcare Education and became Lead Teacher & Director certified. Jenn has 4 children of her own. 

Skylah Colon

Infant Teacher

Skylah Colon is one of our Infant room Teachers. Skylah has been with Peanuts for 3 years. She attended HCC and is Infant/Toddler & Preschool Lead Teacher certified. Skylah has 3 children of her own.

Natalie Gomez

Infant Teacher 

Natalie is one of our Infant room Teachers. She joined us last year and has been a great addition to our team!

Amber Singleton

Infant Teacher 

Amber is also a Teacher in our Infant classroom.  She joined us in October of 2020. Amber has 2 children of her own. 

Arianna Paglia

Toddler Teacher 

Arianna is our Toddler room Teacher. She recently joined us. We are excited to have her on our team!

Bryce Nelson 

Toddler Preschool Teacher 

Bryce is our Toddler Preschool Teacher. She has been with us since 2017. Bryce worked for awhile as an assistant teacher. She is a great fit as our Toddler Preschool Teacher. 

Tori Garnish

Preschool Teacher 

Tori is one of our preschool teachers. She has been with us for 4 years. Tori enjoys doing messy activities with the children and isn't afraid to get her hands dirty! 

Melissa Hopping

Preschool Teacher 

Melissa is one of our preschool teachers. She joined us in 2021. We are so happy to have her on our team!

Laurel Laizer

Preschool Teacher  

Laurel is also one of our preschool teachers. Laurel worked for us for 5 years and left in 2016, she just recently returned and we are so happy she's back!

Mercedes Boutiette-

Pre-K Teacher

Mercedes is one of the teachers in the Pre-K classroom. She has been with us for 6 years. Mercedes is ready to help your child prepare for Kindergarten! 

Megan Morissette

Megan is also a teacher in our Pre-K class. She has been with us since 2016, working in all the classrooms at some point! 

Mary Belcamino

Mary joined us in 2013 after having been a stay at home mom to her four children. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science from Westfield State and ECE coursework through STCC. Mary works with our Toddler and Pre-K classrooms.

Jessica Provost

Jessica works in all classrooms covering breaks. She also works in the toddler preschool classroom in the afternoon. Jessica has 2 children of her own.  


Assistant Teachers:

Ivy Lundrigan

Erin Sternfels

Katelyne Walko 

Brooke Kavanaugh


Brittany Starcun 

Cynthia Conway