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Our Team

At Le French Programme we strongly believe that children learn best while having fun, and by being fully immersed in the language. Our teachers are all native French, dynamic, fun, dedicated and passionate about teaching French to young children. We are experienced and qualified to work with children. 

Claude Lalande

Director of Le French Programme & French Teacher

Claude teaches French to the French speaking children at Parsons Green Prep. As a mum of two, she understands the challenges of learning more than one language at home.


Claude is also a champion at baking traditional French 'chouquettes' and 'cannelés', which children love to devour!


Marina Emms

Director of Le French Programme & Admin

Marina now oversees the enrolment and administration of Le French Programme. She was brought up by a French mother and an English father.


Marina attended the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle and studied French Literature and Language at Kings College University. She has taught in 4 different countries. 

All teachers, assistants and volunteers have their criminal record checked (DBS check).

They have all followed training in Child Protection (Safeguarding).

Here you will find our Safeguarding Policy.

Our Deputy for Safeguarding is Claude Lalande.

At least 2 members of the team are certified to provide First Aid care.

Complaints Policy and Procedure here.

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