"Children learn from first hand experiences and Play"
"Children learn from first hand experiences and Play"

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Welcome to the Caterpillar's page. 

We understand that babies are inquisitive, observing everything around them and learning how to let you know what they’re thinking and feeling through body movement and facial expressions as well as grasping that difficult task of hand eye co-ordination. even at this very young age, we are introducing early numeracy and literacy which are all age and stage appropriate. 

As well as a nurturing dedicated baby team on hand to give lots of cuddles and conversation our babies have the right resources for them including lots of different texture play toys,  We have  a sleepy room and a comfy rest place as well as an abundance of rugs and specially designed areas where babies can explore, roll around and get to grips with becoming mobile.

Babies and toddlers are encouraged to learn by using their senses, exploring the world around them through a range of activities, in a safe and secure environment with familiar, friendly faces. Activities include singing, story time, messy and outdoor play, which allow the children to explore independently and develop their confidence. we have lots of Heuristic play and loose parts to encourage cognitive skills and imaginative skills. 

Our childcare team will work with you to ensure we follow your child’s routine to help everyone settle into nursery life. We also keep daily records of your child’s sleep and feeds. we always work in partnership with parents to ensure we are getting it right for our youngest children. 

 

 

Hello, I am Lisa and I am the Lead practitioner of the Caterpillar  I work full time over four days Monday to Thursday . I enjoy all aspects of early years but enjoy working with the youngest group in the setting. I enjoy messy play and any Arts and crafts and feel that if children are allowed to be creative it builds confidence and self-esteem.  I joined Annie's back when it was the origianal owners and completed my qualification and training during this time. I have my SVQ Level 3 and I am hoping to embark on my CCLD level 4. we are learning more about early years and Brain development all the time and i love to use my knowledge and skills to make it the best place for young children

Hi, I am Charley and I am a Nursery Practitioner in the Caterpillar Room. I work full time over four days. I just recently joined the caterpillar team in Febraury but i am loving it, i had previously been in the Butterfly room. I feel my gentle nature is a stregnth that benefits the Caterpillar room, I am really intersted in additional support needs and would like to train more in this area, I currently have my SVQ 3 in childcare/ 

Hello. I am Anne,

I work as a relief at Annie's Nursery in the Caterpillar room mostly, although i am a relief i am usually found in Annie's most weeks. I love the team and what Annie's Stands for, offering children and families a home from home feel. The children bring us so much joy everyday. 

What's Happening in The Caterpillar Room..

I think we capture children in a magical way, offering a homely feel where children can feel safe, loved and secure. we offer so many different experiences which support children's learning and development. Building fine and gross motor skills, hand to eye co-ordination which is all the begining of developing fingers and arms for writing. lots of sensory and messy play experiences, outdoors each day, literacy and numeracy building through play, songs and stories. Water play, sand play and playdough. We are able to shut some sections off in the room to allow for little ones to get some peaceful time and some bigger ones to get some more challenging activities. 

Our Outdoor Area

Our revamped Veranda area now includes a new sand pit, chalk boards on the walls along with plastic coloured panels which can be painted on and a new storage system which allows the children to help themselves to the toys or crafts items they would like to play with.

Home Link

We now have a Library System in place in the room where our children take home a book of their choice for a week and then return it when they are done. This is to make a link with home. 

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