Caterpillars Room (Under two’s)

Our Caterpillar room is designed to take children from birth to two years. When children are nearing the end of their time in the Caterpillar room, they  are able to have some transitional periods in the Butterfly Room to get to know the other children and staff.

We work within the Ofsted legal requirement which states we have one adult practitioner to 3 children under two years old. Our Caterpillar room is set up to take a maximum of 6 babies at one time.

The Caterpillars is ran by three members of staff who are qualified to Level 3 in childcare.

The babies who attend have planned activities which help them to achieve there developmental milestones. At the same time we believe that the babies learn best through free play. The babies have regular access to the outside environment and often go on outings around the local area.

The routine for the Caterpillars room is as follows, but can be changed to meet the needs of the children attending.

8.00-9.00 – Breakfast Club

9.00-9.30 – Welcome and songs

9.30-10.15 – Outdoor play

10.15-10.30 – Nappy changes

10.30 – Healthy snack

11.00-11.45 – Indoor play and adult led activities

11.45-12.00 – Nappy change

12.00-12.30 – Healthy lunch

12.30-1.00 – Relaxation

1.00-2.30- Sleep or free play

2.30-2.45 – Nappy change

2.45-3.00 Healthy snack

3.00-4.30 – Outdoor play

4.30 – Healthy tea

5.00-6.00 – Free play