Peanuts Daycare

A leader in quality child care

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. 

Nicole Pagliaro -


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-

Toddler-Preschool Teacher

Mercedes has been with us for over a year now and works alongside Elissa in our Hoot owl classroom. 


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. She is Infant/Toddler Lead teacher certified and works in  all of our classrooms.  

Melinda Conway-

Melinda has recently joined us after taking a break from the field to care for her daughter and working as a waitress. She is working as the Teacher in our Toddler classroom  and is a gentle and calming addition to our center.

Olivia Violette-

Olivia is working alongside Melinda as her assistant teacher in our toddler classroom. She is currently pursing her certification.

 Allyson Lanphear-

 Allyson is our Preschool teacher 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. 


 Erica Levesque-

 Erica has been with us for many years. She took some time off for a while and has recently returned. Erica is working in our infant classroom in the mornings and also helps us with covering breaks.


Haley Hoffman 

Toddler/Preschool Teacher

Haley is working as a teacher in our Toddler classroom and is currently completing her degree in the field. She has previous childcare experience as well as experience with caring for children with autism and other special needs 

Paula Bouffard- 

Paula has recently joined us as an assistant teacher in our toddler-preschool classroom and is currently pursuing her certification. Paula is familiar with our center as four of her grandchildren have attended.

 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. 

  Tori Garnish-

Tori has just joined our team and works as an assistant teacher in our preschool classroom. She's always wanted to pursue a career in early education and is excited to start the journey with us.

 Megan Morrisette -

 Megan is working as an assistant 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.

Breaks, Subs, Floaters-

Cheryl Freier

Lily Psholka

Aubri Kane

Haley Deluca 

 Assistant Teachers:

 Jessica Provost

Taylor Casterline

Ivy Lundrigan

Aleah Sutter

Natalie Alberti

Olivia Dextraze

Bryce Nelson