• "Parents and what they do at home has a powerful effect."

Colyton Caterpillar Early Education is a fully inclusive environment that meets the needs of all children. Children’s needs are challenged, nurtured and fulfilled in an exciting, unique way that is led by a highly qualified team.


  • “The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and richer their experience” Loris Malaguzzi, founder of the Reggio Emilia approach to early education.


When you join our nursery we are here to support the whole family, parents are so important in their child’s learning journey that we involve them every step of the way.


Our setting is part of the ‘Community’ and we use all the local facilities to enhance your child’s learning. We accept children from 0-12 years, and planning is differentiated to meets their needs and stages of development.


We are passionate about our ethos, believing that all children deserve fun, meaningful learning experiences and laughter.


Early Years Foundation Stage




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Booking Availability

We have limited spaces available from September 2020 to July 2021




How we monitor your children’s progress and development

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Healthy eating at Caterpillars 2020

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Word gap explained 2020

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Early Years Foundation Stage

  • Within our Early Years Foundation Stage, we encourage all our children to feel valued and know that their individual views count. They learn to talk about their feelings, and those of other children. We give children opportunities to develop inquiring minds, where their questions are valued.


    We, as a staff team, help children to model what is right and wrong in line with their ages and stages of development. We encourage children by raising their self-esteem and thus increasing their confidence in their own abilities.


    We embrace our whole community, and value the wider world, by valuing views, faiths, cultures and races. We promote diversity through the conversations we have, and by providing a sense of belonging.


    Please click the link for information on funding for 2,3 and 4 year olds. Please contact us for our current fee’s.


    Early Years Foundation Stage