Lynne Thorpe, Pre-school Manager at Little Hollies


My name is Lynne Thorpe and I am the manager at Little Hollies Pre-school. I’ve been in this post since June 2012 and I’ve been with Tommies since August 2009. I’ve worked in childcare since I left school in 1992 and I worked my way up from a classroom assistant to my current role as a pre-school manager. I am a married mother of 2 children and I love spending time with my family. We have a lovely team at Little Hollies that strives to create a warm, safe and welcoming environment for all. I’d love to meet you if you’d like to come for a visit.

Katie Lomas, Deputy Manager at Little Hollies

Hi there,

My name is Katie and I’ve been working at Little Hollies for four years. I first started as an Early Years Practitioner before becoming Third in Charge, and have recently just taken on the role of Deputy Manager.

I qualified in 1993 and I have seen lots of changes in this profession over the years, but some things for me have stayed the same such as guaranteeing any child within my care has the best possible start in life by feeling safe, secure and well-cared for. I love creating experiences for children which are challenging and fun, and providing opportunities which they may not have access to elsewhere.

I enjoy nurturing children to become more independent and confident, and also preparing them for their next stage in education. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to see children progress and the smiles on their faces when they achieve something.

Please feel free to visit our warm, friendly and welcoming pre-school. We would love to meet you and your family.