About Plymouth House Nursery School

Plymouth House Nursery School first opened its doors to children in 1959 as one of the first preschools in Framingham. We started off as a small program offered to Plymouth Church parishioners, then in 1961 began welcoming children from all of Framingham and surrounding towns. We are currently a well-established early childhood program that continues to serve the greater community. We are licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and we pride ourselves in our reputation and commitment to young children.


Our building houses four large, bright classrooms, each with a co-teaching team of two certified teachers. We have a large space for indoor gross motor activities. Our playground is fenced-in and allows plenty of room to explore nature and play.


Our primary focus is to establish a fun, engaging and positive environment for your child, making their first learning experience enjoyable. We strive to develop your child’s social and communication skills and build the foundation for strong literacy skills. We want each child to leave Plymouth House with a strong sense of confidence and excitement for their next opportunity.


For more information about our curriculum goals, please visit the "Programs" page.


To download our handbook and other documents, please visit the "Forms" page.

Our Team

Jenn Gunnell, Director of Plymouth House Nursery School
Miss Jenn has over ten years of early childhood experience, a B.A. in Developmental Psychology from Boston College, and a M.A. in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology as an Early Childhood Specialist, also from Boston College.  Her focus as an early childhood educator has been to help children learn and grow through a developmental and predominately play-based approach.  She believes that if children feel safe, respected, heard and loved, the learning will follow.  Miss Jenn lives with her husband, Rich, two high-energy toddlers, Shay and Kellan, and fur baby, Taez, in Waltham, MA.

Beth Lakin

Administrative Assistant


Joined PHNS in 2010

Laurie Miyazaki

Young 3's Teacher


Joined PHNS in 2000

Kelly Townsend

Pre-K Teacher


Joined PHNS in 2002

Laurel Spurrell

Toddler & Young 3's Teacher


Joined PHNS in 2016

Barbara Beliveau

Pre-K Teacher


Joined PHNS in 2000

Paula Graveline

Pre-K Teacher


Joined PHNS in 2003

Theresa Quinn

Toddler & Young 3's Teacher


Joined PHNS in 2017

Chrissy Malloy

Pre-K Teacher


Joined PHNS in 2018

Grace Maude

Teacher's Aide


Joined PHNS in 2018



87 Edgell Road

Framingham, MA 01701

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Plymouth House Nursery School provides services to children and families without regard to race, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability or marital status.

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