Karen Peterson

Toddler Educator

Karen is our most recent addition to the team. She has worked previously for Northumberland Dairy and most recently Barbours. She is a mother of 2 girls and a grandmother of 3. Karen loves animals and is a ‘Foster cat lady’ for Save Our Strays Sussex. Karen lives in Dutch Valley with her husband Brad, 4 cats and a golden retriever named Maggie.


Karen Peterson

What do you value most in your friends? Trust Which of your characteristics do you value most? My easy going personality What do you consider your greatest achievement? My kids- who gave me my beautiful grandkids

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Being with my whole family What is your current state of mind? Happy

Which living person do you most admire? My mom, she is amazing Which works or phrases do you most overuse? ‘ Sorry’ ‘What?’ Where would you like to live? On a beach

What talent would you most like to have? Sing and play guitar What is it you most dislike? Rude people

What is your favourite travel destination? Dominican Republic What is your greatest fear? ‘Cancer’- this horrible ugly disease has taken so many good people What is your motto? Do what’s best for you

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