Meet our Staff

Excellent Quality Infant and Toddler Care

Paula Smith

Founder and Director

Hello! I'm Paula Smith otherwise known as Nawny! It has been my joy to care for children for well over the last thirty years. Doing so has brought so much joy into my life. I have had the privilege of serving the most wonderful families over the years and hope to continue to do so well into the future. I am a lifelong learner so continuing my education and childcare training will always be at the forefront of my personal addenda. I plan to continue to explore ways that Nawny’s House can evolve to expand our vision and mission in order to provide children with the best possible care!

Keith Smith


Founding Partner

Hi, I'm Keith Smith. I'm a founding partner, co-owner of Nawny's House. I'm from the Dallas area and migrated to Denton in the mid- 80's. I work in Denton as a Public Servant and I enjoy meeting and interacting with people. I take on a support function with Nawny's House and make sure that the facilities are safe and running smoothly. I enjoy music, physical conditioning, movies and helping Paula with her gardening hobby. :-) One of the highlights of my day is to greet the wonderful kids at Nawny's House when I come home for lunch. I get such a kick out of our kids!


Laketa Hill


Hello my name is LaKeta Hill. I have been working in childcare for (21); twenty-one years. Eight of those years as a Director. I began working in the role of infant & toddler teacher at Nawny’s House in 2018. I enjoy working with kids of all ages. My love for them is unconditional!

Tiffany Stenger

Support Staff   

Tiffany Stenger is a University of North Texas graduate where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts. Her areas of interest in school included; theatre for young audiences, costume, playwriting, movement, and acting for the camera. “I love working with children and my experience hosting children’s Sunday school, directing youth theatre camps, fashion camps, and creative movement classes only fuels my passion to teach. It’s a pleasure to work at Nawny's House and I find joy in being able to watch the children learn and grow in such a positive, peaceful environment.”

Swati Sapre


Hello my name is Swati Sapre and I am Infant/Toddler teacher at Nawny’s House since 2018. Teaching children has always been my dream. The treasure of happiness and the unconditional love we get from the children make this journey so wonderful. I feel so proud to be a part of Nawny’s House which in my view is the most ideal place to see your baby grow. The environment here is so healthy, loving, and caring, yet at the same time cultivating strong self-esteem in your children right from the beginning.