We only employ highly qualified staff to care for your children. Our nursery practitioners hold mainly Level 3 qualifications in childcare learning and development and we strongly encourage further training to keep updated and at the top of our industry. Our nursery practitioners are not only qualified but totally dedicated to their profession in Early Years.



Manager: Kate Clode

Foundation degree in Early years

Nvq4 in childcare

ILM level 5 in management

Diploma in child Psychology

Diploma in counselling

Diploma in Child Anxieties


Manager: Gemma Berry

Level 3 Diploma in Children's and Young people's workforce learning and development.
Level 3 Management


Out of School Supervisor: Meg Bilton: Level 4


Special Educational Needs Supervisor: Chloe Challis


Senior Supervisor: Penny Eastwood

NVQ Level 3 in Childcare

Degree in English and Drama



Chloe Challis: Level 3 Nursery Assistant

Dawn Bilton: Level 3 Nursery Assistant

Meg Bilton: Level 3 Nursery Assistant, studying Level 4

Emily Male: Level 3 Nursery Assistant/ under 2’s co-ordinator

Hannah Male : Apprentice


Professional Partnerships:

Music Teacher: Leah Stonex

East Devon Forest School

Doveridge Care Home



Chairperson Phillip Hartnell

Treasurer Clare Male

Secretary Jenny Bartlett

Zelda Rhodes

Louise Pigott

Canny Hart

Ceri Richards



“Just wanted to say a huge ‘Thank you’ for helping me to grow” - Ameerah


“Thank you for looking after me and being some of the most caring and kind ladies I know” -Summer


“Thank you for making Olly’s first year at pre-school so brilliant, you’ve helped him so much and he has come so far. We look forward to coming back in September and watching Olly develop ready for school” - Kathryn


“Thank you so much for providing such a fab start for Frank. He has loved it there. Thank you also for accommodating us with the last minute early starts when I had supply- that has been invaluable!


Frank will always have happy memories of his time with you and Patrick can’t wait until September to start!” - Jenny


“Thank you all for making Isla’s short time at caterpillars such an enjoyable and positive one.” - Canny








At Colyton Caterpilllars, we like to encourage, explore and embrace the environment we have around us, as such we view the outstanding beauty and nature we have on our doorstep as our outdoor classroom. We try to promote the use of this daily as a form of educational learning promoting global development for all our children.