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 4 Nursery Assistant

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

Hannah Male : Level 2 Nursery Assistant


Professional Partnerships:

Music Teacher: Leah Stonex

P.E : Mark Bailey

East Devon Forest School

Doveridge Care Home



Chairperson Phillip Hartnell

Vice Chairperson Carly Rendell

Treasurer Clare Male

Secretary Jenny Bartlett

Zelda Rhodes

Louise Pigott



““Thank you so much for all of your hard work and commitment”


“Thank you for giving him such wonderful experiences”


"Thank you very much for looking after him, you always go the extra mile for the children you look after"


"Thank you so much for your kindness, patience and understanding and the support and care you have shown all of us"


"The girls have loved their time with you and it has been amazing to see them both grow and thrive under your care"








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.