Peanuts Daycare

A leader in quality child care

Meet Our Staff

Owners-

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. 

Nicole Pagliaro -

Director

Has been working at Peanuts since she was in High School. She first started as a Teacher's Aid in the Toddler classroom. She has since obtained her Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education from Bay Path University and most recently has become EEC Director I & II certified. She also has two children of her own.

Jennifer Lundrigan -

Infant Teacher

She returned to Peanuts in 2013 after working in the banking field for 10 years. She is Infant, Toddler and Preschool Teacher certified and is currently a teacher in the Infant room. Jenn also has four children of her own.

Mercedes Boutiette-

Pre-K Teacher

Mercedes is the Teacher in our Pre-K classroom. She has been with us for four years. Mercedes looks forward to preparing your children for Kindergarten!

 

Mary Belcamino- 

 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 Preschool and Pre-K classrooms.

 Allyson Lanphear-

 Allyson works in our Infant and toddler classrooms. She joins us with previous experience in the field and is currently completing her degree in early childhood education. She has two children of her own one of which attends the center. 

  Brittany Starcun- 

 Brittany works alongside Jenn as a teacher in our infant classroom. She has previous experience working in childcare and has been an excellent addition to our center. 

Skylah Colon-

Skylah has just joined us this year and is a teacher in our infant classroom. She has two young children of her own and is currently pursuing her degree in the field.  

  Tori Garnish-

Tori has is the teacher in our preschool classroom. She's currently enhancing her background in Early Education by taking some courses in the field.

 Megan Morrisette -

 Megan is working as a teacher in our toddler-preschool classroom. She has been with us for a while starting out in our infant classroom. She is a wonderful asset to our center.

Samantha Andrus -

Samantha joined us in May of 2019 after completing her degree at Westfield State U. She is working as a teacher in our toddler-preschool classroom and is a great asset to our center.

Jessica Provost- 

Jessica is a teacher in our toddler classroom. She has two children of her own one of which attends the center. Jessica is currently pursuing her degree in the field.  She is a great asset to our center.

Gabrielle Carey- 

Has returned to work with us after a brief hiatus. She is the teacher in our toddler classroom and is expecting a little one of her own. We are happy to have Gabby back!

Breaks, Subs, Floaters-

 Assistant Teachers:

 Ivy Lundrigan

Aleah Sutter

Natalie Alberti

 Bryce Nelson

Cynthia Conway 

Amberlie Brenes 

Lillian Tauscher