Our Staff

“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Brad Henry

Our Staff

Our staff receives continuous training in Early Childhood Education, First Aid, and CPR. We also are members of NAEYC. We offer the convenience of full time early education and child care, and part time preschool. Few parents have access to a community network that offers quality childcare; Stay & Play offers these resources for the entire family. 

Laura Sheehan, Director, Owner & Teacher

I look forward to being part of your child’s growth, learning and adventures here at Stay & Play. I graduated from UNH with a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Child Studies.  I have over 20 years of experience working with children and families.  My experience includes working with toddlers, preschoolers, and school age children in New Hampshire and Virginia. Director Level 1 State certified, Master Teacher Level 2 State Certified, NAEYC Member, First Aid & CPR Certified.

I currently live in Durham with my husband, Jay and dog, Sookie.  When I am not at Stay & Play I enjoy sailing, reading, and cooking a variety of meals. 

Recent Trainings:
–  Medication Administration in Early Education and Child Care
–  You Can’t Fit a Square peg in a Round Hole: Mathematics in the Early Years
–  ABC’s, 123’s of Storytelling for the Wee Little Ones
–  Bringing Passion and Intentionality Into the Planning Process
–  Healthy Habits for Life, Eric Carle’s Children’s Books “Come to Life”
–  Integrating Language and Art
–  Journey to Staff Accountability
–  Kindergarten Readiness
–  Creating a Pro-social Classroom.


Lindsay Chamberlain, Teacher

Working with children is my passion and something I highly enjoy. Watching them learn and grow is rewarding. I look forward to meeting and working with your children. I have had a lot of experience with children. I took early childhood courses in high school, worked at a preschool as a teachers aid, and I was a nanny for 2 years. Early Childhood Teacher, Level 2, NAEYC member,First Aid & CPR Certified

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and fiancé, and my dog Bella, along with my cats Smokey & Bandit. I enjoy four wheeling, fishing, playing volleyball, and being outdoors.

Recent Trainings:
  –  Medication Administration in Early Education
  –  Early Sprouts
  –  The Decline of Play Outdoors
  –  Growing Healthy Eaters


Crystal Lauer- Lead Teacher

My favorite part about teaching children is seeing the ah ha moments.  Getting to witness how children learn best is amazing. I have a BA in Early Childhood Education from Plymouth State University. I have worked in many different early education settings. I have been a nanny, lead teacher, float, and a one on one. 

When I am not with my preschool class I like to cook and hangout with my family.  I also like to go on play dates with former students. 


Registration Forms

Our Parent Handbook below will provide you everything you need to know about your child’s new learning environment. Also below are the necessary forms to start the process of enrolling your child into Stay and Play Early Learning Center.

After you have downloaded the forms and filled them out, you can either mail them in, drop them off or email them to l.sheehan@stay-play.com.