Our Staff

Jackie Colchester

Founder, class teacher and playgroup leader

Jackie Colchester is an American born mother of one who has lived in Detroit, Toulouse and London. After the birth of her son, she wanted a fun way to incorporate French into his routine. Finding nothing in the South East London area, she established Les Petits Tigres as a way to meet other French speakers and their children and those interested in early years language learning. Music is one of the most effective and natural means of language learning, not to mention lots of fun! 

Jackie has a Bachelor of Arts in French Studies and received her PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages. A creative and enthusiastic practioner, she is passionate about language learning and feels that you're never too young (or old!) to start!

Baptiste Bourgougnon

Co-founder and playgroup leader

Baptiste Bourgougnon is a French transplant to London and father of two. After meeting Jackie through the singing classes, they decided to set up a monthly playgroup as well. 

Baptiste graduated from the National Conservatoire in Paris in 2000. He is a Lecturer in Contemporary Technique at London Contemporary Dance School.