A Few Words About Us

Quality & value for money.

We are a registered not for profit charity and our aim is to provide a quality ‘value for money’ outstanding childcare provision, to the local and wider community

Excellent links with schools.

We have excellent links with all local schools and early years settings, and value the importance of supporting transitions for our children. In addition, we work closely with the local authority and fellow professionals (when additional support is needed), including health visitors and speech and language therapists to ensure every child receives the very best individual care.

Home from home environment.

Our families tell us the atmosphere of our nursery is ‘so homely and welcoming’, and an ‘exciting and inspirational place’ where every child will thrive and develop to their full potential. We are proud of Caterpillars and the ‘home from home’ environment we provide here. Our children are happy, contented, motivated and confident learners, developing valuable lifelong skills in readiness for school and beyond.

Our Staff

Hi my name is Angie and I have been in early years education and part of the ‘Caterpillars family’ for over 27 years. My inspiring motivation is to enable every one of our babies and children to thrive and excel, fostering their individual curiosity and sense of motivation. I have a strong passion for the natural outdoor environment in which we live, and take the greatest pleasure in seeing children engage freely, displaying ‘awe and wonder’ in their ‘outdoor world’. Here at Caterpillars with our unique pedagogical ethos, I relish in creating innovative and inspirational ‘enquiry based learning’ opportunities, that will empower the lifelong self confidence and self aspirational foundations for each and every baby and child that we care for

Hi my name is Jenny and I have worked in childcare for over 14 years. I thoroughly enjoy working with young children, it has always given me immense satisfaction knowing that here at Caterpillars we are giving our children the very best possible start in their lifelong learning and development through the wide and varied range of opportunities that we make available to them.

Hi! my name is Diane and I have over 24 years of experience teaching in the early years and have worked in Outstanding nurseries for the majority of my career.  I am passionate about making a difference to the lives of the children we care for here at Caterpillars.  By supporting and nurturing them as individuals, it is delightful to be able to watch them thrive and develop into strong resilient children as they grow.

Hi! Hi my name is Kaylee and I have over 15 years experience working in early years. Working with children is so rewarding, helping the children develop and learn new skills. I am so proud to be part of the caterpillars team giving the children the best start in life.

Hi! My name is Georgie and I have worked in a childcare setting for 3 years. I love being involved in helping children grow and develop into their own little characters and supporting them in order to ensure they have lots of fun every day! I am so proud to be apart of the Caterpillars Family!

Hi, my name is Sue and I have 14 years experience teaching early years in outstanding settings. I am passionate about working with the children here at Caterpillars helping to shape and develop their young minds and build upon their skills, knowledge and confidence to ensure they have the very best start on their lifelong journey of learning.

Hi! my name is Rejoice and I have worked in the care sector for over five years and with early years for 4 years now for a year.  I am currently at University alongside my job role here at Caterpillars, studying for my degree in Early Years and Childcare.  I am passionate about supporting our babies and children to help them thrive and achieve 

Our Staff also attend regular up to date training in all aspects of childcare including the following
GDPR implementation (General Data Protection Regulations)
Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum delivery
Ofsted inspection training (Ofsted led)
Effective observation, planning and assessment Specific speech and Language strategies (local authority speech and language strategies)
Solihull Approach
Reggio Emilia approach
Working with two year olds
Effective Leadership and self evaluation
Managing child behaviour
Mental Health First Aid in the workplace
Food handling
Health and Social Care
Moving and Handling
Equality and Diversity
Fire Warden training
Infection Prevention Control

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