Company Director, Director of Early Years for the Mulberry Bush Nurseries.
The Mulberry Bush Nurseries were started by husband and wife team Oliver and Rachael Thomson. Inspired by the needs of their own family for high quality, reliable childcare they started the first Mulberry Bush Nursery in 2013.
In 2019 Oliver and Rachael were joined by Holly Smith as Company Director and Director of Early Years. Holly’s knowledge and experience as an early years teacher and her passion to ensure that each and every child receives the best possible nursery experience are helping to continue to drive the Mulberry Bush forward!
Rachael explains the story behind the Mulberry Bush.
“When we started looking for nursery care for our eldest son we found that nurseries fell broadly into two brackets: those that were individually owned and, while frequently providing a caring approach, offered little in the way of professional support or investment in facilities. Or, highly corporate institutions that were lacking in the intimacy and warmth that is essential for our children, especially in these very vulnerable first few years of their lives.
We then searched out the very best management team, with a passion and commitment that is second to none, to help us to achieve this vision and the Mulberry bush was born.
This planted a seed and over the following few years we developed our vision: A nursery with a homely, caring and nurturing environment that will allow our children to grow and learn in safety and security, complemented by the highest quality and most current, facilities available.
As a working mother I understand well how complicated and difficult it is to balance your childcare with your working life. Only you can decide what works best for you, your children and your family. At the Mulberry Bush we will always work with you to find the very best solution possible no matter what your situation.
As a parent I understand that choosing a nursery for your child is hugely important and can be very daunting. We will help support you in this choice in any way we can.