Gillian MacLean

Twos Room 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/Forest School Educator
Erica Baxter
Preschool Lead Educator/Team Supervisor
Kim Otis
Preschool Educator
Crystal Fudge
Lead Infant Educator
Samantha Armstrong
Infant Educator
Karen Peterson
Toddler Educator
Gail Keirstead
Educational Aide- Apohaqui After School Director
Lorilee Parlee
Educational Aide
Heather Keating
Head of Housekeeping/Support Staff
Sharmon O'Donnell
Support Staff
Hannah Sears
Forest School Educator
Keatin Deveau
Summer Student
Haley Wiggins
Toddler Educator
Jenna Peterson
Preschool Educator
Gillian MacLean
Twos Room Educator
Finnbar Brown
Christa McFarlane
Assistant Educator
Reegan Dickinson
Summer Student