Rachel Baber, Nursery Manager at Little Hollies

Hello there,

I’m Rachel and I’m the Nursery Manager at Little Hollies Pre-school.

I have been with Tommies Childcare since the start of 2019, bringing more than 15 years of experience in caring for young children. I have previously worked in a variety of childcare settings, including a private pre-school, full day nursery and a SEN play scheme.

I have been in management roles since 2012 and I really enjoy supporting Nursery Practitioners. I studied part-time to gain my Early Childhood Studies degree, which has enhanced my knowledge and confidence in encouraging children to reach their full potential. I truly believe that children thrive when they are both nurtured and challenged by adults who are interested in them.

Little Hollies provides a stimulating environment in which children are excited about learning. If you would like to come and see for yourself, please arrange an appointment.

Charlene Healey, Deputy Manager at Little Hollies


My name is Charlene and I’m the Deputy Manager at Little Hollies Pre-school.

I’ve been with Tommies Childcare for some time now, bringing many years of childcare experience with me. I have worked in full day care settings and out of school clubs. I have worked my way up from a Level 3 Nursery Practitioner and have been in management roles for the last 5 years.

I believe early years education is very important for children, as it enables them to access stimulating experiences before starting primary school. To gain more knowledge about child development I am hoping to study a degree in Early Childhood Studies in the near future.