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Gillian MacLean

Twos Room Lead Educator

Gillian joined our Lisa’s Playhouse team in September, 2021. She is originally from Ectobicoke, Ontario, but spent many summers in Sussex visiting family. Gillian brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in Early Childhood after working for 18 years in the sector in Ontario. She is trained in Montessori Education and has a Diploma in Early Childhood Education. Gillian loves animals, hiking, running and being outdoors. She lives in Waterford with her Aussie Doodle puppy, Folia.


Gillian MacLean

What do you value most in your friends?

Trust and honesty

Which of your characteristics do you value most?

Patience and caring

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Having the courage to move to a new province

What is your greatest regret?

I don’t have any regrets- life is too short to have regrets

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Being outside in nature

What is your current state of mind?

At peace

Which living person do you most admire?

My mother but also all my Aunts

Which words of phrases do you most overuse?


Where would you like to live?

I landed at the place I have always wanted to live.

What talent would you most like to have?

To play the guitar

What is it you most dislike?

Negative attitudes

What is your favourite travel destination?

Hahaha- it used to be New Brunswick in the summer

What is your greatest fear?

Heights, snakes and mice

What is your motto?

Live your life to the fullest.

Our educators

A.k.a., The people who will love your children as if they were our own. 
Lisa Brown
Founder, Director- Lisa’s Playhouse / Tír na nÓg Forest School /Shining Light Conference
Seamus Brown
Owner/ Maintenance/ Security
Norah Deveau
Administrative Director
Juanita Guptill
Social Media Manager/ Administrative Assistant
Bernadette 'Bertie' Sears
Team Supervisor/ Schedule Manager/Outdoor PreSchool Educator
Erica Baxter
Outdoor Preschool Educator/Team Supervisor
Kimberley Otis
Outdoor Preschool Educator
Crystal Fudge
Lead Infant Educator
Samantha Charlton
Infant Educator
Karen Peterson
Two's Room Educator
Gail Keirstead
Assistant Educator- Apohaqui After School Director
Lorilee Parlee
Assistant Educator
Heather Keating
Head of Housekeeping/Support Staff
Haley Wiggins
Preschool Lead Educator
Jenna Peterson
Preschool Educator
Gillian MacLean
Twos Room Lead Educator
Christa McFarlane
Assistant Educator
Keatin Deveau
Summer Student
Finnbar Brown
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