About Us


Poppets Early Learners is a Massachusetts state-certified early education home care facility.  We are located on Chestnut Street in the center of Andover, Massachusetts, a quick walk from the Andover town park and Doherty playing fields. Poppets is a British term of endearment for a young child.

Lisa Stevenson (Miss Lisa, to our children) is a full-time educator and Managing Director of Poppets.  She is a certified British Nursery Nurse (NNEB) and pre school teacher who  has 24 + years of experience educating children in day care, pre-school, primary school, and special education environments, in the UK, Europe and USA. Lisa worked as a pre-school teacher at Christ Church Children's Center in Andover, prior to opening Poppets.
Lisa hails from Yorkshire, England, and has lived in Andover since 1996.  She is raising three daughters (ages 22, 17 & 15) who attend a private British school and Andover Public Schools.  Lisa has regularly volunteered her time in many areas of the Andover community, including 10 years on the Bancroft Elementary School PTO (Vice President and President) and 15 years as a Girl Scout Leader.  She enjoys time with her family, skiing, playing squash, and sewing.

Donna Woods ( Miss Donna) Has been at  Poppets Early Learners since May 2016 as a teacher.  She has been working in the field for over 25 years  in and around the Andover's which she has taught, owned her own school and she has been a summer teacher at Kaleidoscope for many years. Donna has a Degree in Early Education and admin.

Nicole Meranda joined Poppets in 2019. We are thrilled to have Nicole as part of our program. A mother of 2 teenagers, enjoys the arts and music. Nicole was a teacher in another program for many years, we are lucky to have her. 

Sub - Pam Kline. Pam resides in Andover orignally from Australia. State certified Pre school assistant. 

Contact Poppets at Lisa@PoppetsAndover.com or 978-409-9020.  We would love to arrange a personal tour for you and your family at our facility.