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The Staff Room
Mandie Davis - Directrice
I am so proud to introduce you to our fantastic team of Les Puces Ltd teachers for the South and South East. They are all either native French speakers or have studied languages to a high standard; above all they have a passion for France and the French way of life and this is what they convey in their classes. We want to give your child, and possibly you, a little insight into life across the channel. It’s so exciting for a child to discover that not everyone speaks the same language or does things in the same way as us. Together we will learn about the Tooth Mouse, the Easter Bells and Gallettes de Roi along with reinforcing the cognitive development of early childhood, and of course, introducing the French language.
Luvlina- Maitresse for Horsham
Bonjour everyone! I was born and raised in Mauritius, and have therefore spoken French & English my whole life. I also studied both languages, along with Art to A-level standard. I made the move to England 13 years ago and I now have a daughter of my own who is starting school soon and happily progressing with the French language. We have family in France so frequent visits mean we can all be immersed in the wonderful French culture. I am very happy and excited to join 'Les Puces', to become a Maitresse and be part of a team and I look forward to meeting you and your children in Horsham.
Caroline-Maitresse for Tunbridge-Wells
I was born in Brussels and lived in French speaking Belgium (on the French-Belgian border near Lille) until I was 23. I have 4 children and they are all bilingual. This is important to me because it helps my children connect to their cultural background; they feel closer to my family and are proud of who they are. Also, I believe that being bilingual gives my children an entirely different way of seeing the world and stretches their minds to new realms of possibilities and boosts their tolerance of others. I actually took all four children to Les Puces classes when they first started in Tonbridge, and for 2 years we all went even though my youngest was 1 and the eldest was 9. We were worried that he might get bored, being already bilingual and so much older than other children in the group … but he really looked forward to the classes each week! It was a chance for all of my children to realise that other children want to learn this language and it enabled them to share, grow in confidence speaking French outside the home as well as developing their skills of helping others.
The tables suddenly turned when I realised that a new teacher was needed for Tunbridge Wells! So now I am on the other side of the classes and absolutely love it! I really believe in the way that Les Puces teaches and I look forward to helping your children on their language journey.
Véronique- Maitresse for Sevenoaks
Bonjour. I’m Véronique and I’m dual nationality, French-British. My mother is from Bourgogne, where, as a child, I spent all of my long, sunny summer holidays and cold, snowy Christmases. I was brought up in Kent completely bilingual and have an honours degree in French. A year of my degree course was spent in Paris, where I fell even deeper in love with the French culture (and food!).
Eager for my family to share this passion, I holiday every summer with my husband and two teenage children in southern France. I have been a teaching assistant for ten years at a Sevenoaks primary school, where I also teach French to years 4 and 6.
Children's enthusiasm and unflagging curiosity in learning about the differences between French and British customs , as well as the fun in getting their teeth around French pronunciation, is heart-warming. I’m excited to be teaching French now with Les Puces, which offers amazing resources to make learning French a really fun experience for young ones.
Ella -Maitresse for Bromley
Bonjour! My name is Ella, and I am the Bromley maîtresse! Even before I began learning French, six years ago, I had developed a love for the language. I loved it so much so that I decided I’d get a head start the summer before I began to take classes at school. I have now completed a GCSE in French, having gained the top grade 9 (A**), and I am currently continuing to study it at A-Level. I am very passionate about French and I also enjoy working with children to pass on this beautiful language. When I leave school I intend to become a full-time teacher, so working with Les Puces is my first step! I look forward to seeing you all at my classes.
Romane - Maitresse for Brighton
Hello ! My name is Romane and I come from the French speaking part of Switzerland. I have just arrived in Brighton to study for a Masters Degree in Sustainable Design and have recently completed a degree in Psychology. As you can see from my studies, I have a strong interest in people and art and I believe teaching, especially with the great method offered by Les Puces, unites the two. I always love the challenge of learning a new language and I am happy to help develop this skill in your children. I also look forward to learning from them, as in my experience with children, in every class the teacher is always learning.