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The Caterpillars

The Caterpillars

The Caterpillars play room caters for children from the age of 3 months to 2 year in a relaxed homely environment in order to ensure a smooth transition from your home to the Nursery environment.

There are appropriate quiet areas that are comfortable and inviting with many opportunities to ‘snuggle in!’ We also have a Sleep room for babies that like the comfort of their own cot at sleep times.

ClassroomThe Caterpillars play room works along side the early years frame work, promoting all the 6 areas of learning every nursery day, for example during art activities, baking, building, story and rhyme time.

The Caterpillars play room

For all children we offer:

  • A smooth transition from your home to nursery
  • We work along side the ‘Early Years’ frame work
  • A record of achievement including photos and ‘works of art’!
  • Learning through interaction and exploration
  • Separate Milk Prep Room
  • Separate sleep area
  • Outdoor/Indoor Area – “The Pods”
  • A purpose built food preparation area
  • Staff ratio is a minimum of 1 member of staff to 3 babies

The Caterpillars play roomActivities

All achievements & milestones of development are recorded in your child’s development file which is a record of their time at Nursery and will include photographs, activities, and ‘works of art’!

There are many experiences for them to explore with ‘imaginative’, ‘messy’, ‘sensory’, ‘small world’ and ‘physical areas’ which keep our Babies very busy indeed! We participate in heuristic play which will increase your babies imagination and development. Our care celebrates the fact that children from birth need to develop whilst learning through interaction and exploration of the world around them.

The Caterpillars play roomNutrition

There is a separate room for Milk and Food preparation in The Caterpillars where we will follow your baby’s feeding routine. When the time approaches for introducing Nursery food into your baby’s diet we will agree the weaning progress with yourselves. Details of the days diet, activities and just about anything that we need to tell you is recorded in your baby’s Daily Report which provides an avenue of communication on a Daily basis between home and Nursery.


We operate a ‘Key Worker System’ throughout the Nursery, where through each stage of your child’s development, the Key Worker is responsible for forming the first relationship between you, your baby and ourselves, and will be the first point of contact for any communication between us.

In our Caterpillars play room, the staff ratio is a minimum of 1 member of staff to 3 babies.