Does anyone know what time the sports day starts tomorrow please ??
Just wanted to let parents know my car was broken into this afternoon when collecting my little boy from caterpillars. It happened between 3.00-3.05pm. My handbag was taken via the passenger side window after forced entry. If anybody has any information or saw anything can they please let me know. I was parked by the exit to the school car park by the hedge. Thanks x
Would like to say a great big thank you for all your hard work and hope you all have a lovely summer Reece is going to miss you all loads # #
I can't believe that the time has come for Ella to leave caterpillars. She has thoroughly enjoyed her time with you. You have helped her increase her confidence and social skills and she has made some nice little friends to start school with. Thank you to all the staff for your amazing hard work. # # #

Caterpillars welcomes children from 4 months to school age (and holiday clubs for children up to 11)

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Caterpillars Childcare

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Caterpillars Childcare Caterpillars is an early years childcare nursery located in Cotsbrook and has been established for over 28 years.
We welcome children from 4 months to school age (and holiday clubs for children up to 11) into our homely setting.


The Apley Estate

Caterpillars have now relocated to our fabulous new venue on the Apley estate and we are open!!.
We are extremely grateful for the opportunity Apley have given us, and we are looking forward to working together with them to continue to provide childcare to the local and wider community.

To find out more follow the link below

The Apley Estate This page will keep you up to date with any available lettings on the Apley Estate, Bridgnorth, Shropshire.


We would like to wish all of our wonderful summer 2021 leavers GOOD LUCK!! on your first day at school!! You will all have an amazing time and we will be thinking of you and remembering you with many many fond and happy memories ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ


Today is the end of an era for Caterpillars in Worfield. For over 23 years we have welcomed so many wonderful children (and in turn their children too!) into our Caterpillars family, and cared for them as we watched them flourish and grow. In the last few weeks we have enjoyed reflecting on so many happy and fun memories that we have all shared together over the years, and remembered many wonderful times such as the fundraising events that we have held including sports days, that have brought fun and laughter to us all. We would like to mention and remember each and every staff and committee member who has ever been a part of our charity setting over the many years, with every one of them making a valued contribution, and being a part of the glorious history of Caterpillars. Whilst we have cared and nurtured many many children ( and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know their families) each and every child past and present, has touched our lives and holds a unique memory for us that we will never forget, and we wish them everything they wish for themselves in the future. We feel privileged to have known you all.
As for Caterpillarsโ€ฆ โ€œas one door closes, another one opensโ€
Take care everyone, stay safe and be happy

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 17/07/2021

Sports week and beanstalks!! Caterpillars have had another wonderful week enjoying their sporting activities during an adapted 'sports day week' retro style with events such our traditional egg and spoon race (we chose the boiled egg option for obvious reasons ๐Ÿ˜‚) All our Caterpillars are amazing and received medals and certificates. Look! our beanstalks are growing like 'giants!' and this week we explored colour mixing and learnt how to make 'green' which we then used to create our very own beanstalks-wishing you all a glorious weekend and see you all next week for our exciting fancy dress 'End of an era' party mornings๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 02/07/2021

"Fe Fi Fi Fum" Caterpillars have been having great fun enjoying the Story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We played counting games with our 'magic beans' and experimented by planting beans in cotton wool and soil to see which ones grew the quickest. It was such fun acting out the story with the story stones we made and our full sized beanstalk made from sheets and blankets that we climbed to the top of! Wishing you all a happy weekend ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 18/06/2021

Caterpillars children have been on a very exciting holiday to Italy this week! We learnt to say hello in Italian and created our very own sandy beaches. We explored how to form sand castles and sand moulds by adding water to the dry sand and also learnt by weighing, that wet sand is heavier than dry sand. In our Italian restaurant, we made our very own pizzas and sampled them for snack...mmm delicious!! Wishing you all a very happy weekend ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฅฐ

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 09/06/2021

Nature is amazing...look, the babies are here!! remember the nest we found in our bike shed...look what we discovered today...we even saw the mother bird bringing them food - welcome to Caterpillars little ones ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 28/05/2021

"Look what we made!! bbbbbrrrrrr icy cold !!" Caterpillars created their very own iceburgs on the frozen water (mirrors) and learnt about how ice is formed, how it melts and how it turns from a solid into a water liquid. We learnt some facts about climate change and observed the iceburgs as they melted throughout the day as it got warmer. Caterpillars children had the best fun 'chipping' away at the ice to rescue the penguins. Wishing everyone a happy (and warm!) half term holiday ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


Can you help? A big thank you to all our kind families and Caterpillars children who supported our "Wear Blue for Gunner" fundraiser and raised ยฃ100 for his appeal. If you can help Gunner and his family please visit their 'just giving page below' and help by sharing this post - With many thanks

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 21/05/2021

Caterpillars children were so fascinated by the birds nest and eggs we found this week, they wanted to create their own!!! We used our asparabrushes!!! (asparagus) to paint our very own nests and then laid on bracken found from outside to create a nest with our boiled eggs!!... We then carried out our eggs-periments!!! to learn about 'cause and effect' and explored what happens to eggs when they are cooked in various ways (boiled and scrambled). We even dropped boiled and non boiled eggs on the floor to guess what might happen (very messy but fantastic fun!) Then we pretended to be Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall !! Wishing everyone a happy weekend ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 18/05/2021

Nature is such a wonderful thing...look what we found in our bike shed today...only a matter of time before the baby birds arrive-our Caterpillars children are soooo excited !!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 14/05/2021

"Ooh arr me hearties!!" We have been busy at Caterpillars this week practising our numbers whilst hunting for hidden treasure for our Pirates treasure chest!! Our phonics and mark making focused on some of the keywords we had learnt and then we made our very own stained treasure maps using coffee water and asparagus paintbrushes!-fabulous memory making times at Caterpillars again!! Wishing you all a happy weekend๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 07/05/2021

"If you go down in the woods today" we have all had a wonderful picnic filled week at Caterpillars with our teddy bears at their special picnic! We packed our bag and headed off to the woods...look at the yummy picnics the children planned for our teddies...yummy yummy! wishing you all a lovely weekend ๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 30/04/2021

Another fun filled week at Caterpillars ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒwe have been creating and decorating sand sculptures, we also enjoyed one of our favourite stories โ€˜The Gingerbread Manโ€™ and made our own using sand and Cutters. We also learnt about โ€˜curvesโ€™ and made our own rainbows by carefully painting a range of curves. It was great fun when we explored the challenge of โ€˜balanceโ€™ and created famous world land marks using the light up boards and natural resources ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒwishing you all a wonderful Bank holiday weekend โค๏ธ

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 23/04/2021

Can you help us?
Do you have any spare wool or do you know anyone who would be happy to crochet or knit a 6โ€ square ( can be dropped in at Caterpillars ). At Caterpillars we have been learning all about how the little children in Syria need our help by receiving patchwork blankets to keep them warm at night as it gets so cold. Angie has been crocheting some squares to donate from us at Caterpillars and we have also been learning how to crochet too! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 04/04/2021

A VERY HAPPY EASTER!! ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฃto all our wonderful families past and present๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒwishing you all a safe and peaceful half term ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 26/03/2021

We have been very busy creating our own paint brushes from natural resources we had gathered from our outdoor areas. It was fun binding them together with string and then creating our masterpieces using natural colours ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒwishing you all a happy weekend ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 19/03/2021

This week we have been learning about โ€˜ camouflageโ€™ and exploring different animals that have special โ€˜skin patternsโ€™ to keep them safe in their natural habitats. We remembered that the word โ€˜blendโ€™ means the animals are harder to be seen so can stay safe. In our phonics sessions we created large scale letters with counters as we sounded them out, and did it on mirrors so we could watch our mouth formation to help us get the right sounds - and we got them all right!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒhappy weekend everyone ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


Happy Mothers day ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’we hope you enjoyed receiving your gifts and cards - enjoy your special Day ๐Ÿ’

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 12/03/2021

Road safety is so important and we have been very clever this week learning about what to think about when near roads and moving cars we all thought of some key facts and wrote about them ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
We also practiced our letter formation using cooked spagetti!! It was so much fun๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒhappy weekend everyone

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 06/03/2021

Celebrating World Book Day!!
This week at Caterpillars was such fun in our fabulous character costumes ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
We enjoyed listening to and sharing lots of our favourite stories and after listening to one of our favourites โ€˜Giraffes canโ€™t Danceโ€™ we learnt lots of facts about Giraffes, talked about how tall they are and used โ€˜loose partsโ€™ to make them all a long cosy bed!! We also celebrated St.Davids day by painting daffodils using cotton buds to practice our fine motors skills - another happy fun filled week at Caterpillars- have a lovely weekend everyone ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 26/02/2021

A fun filled week in pictures!!
We have all been so busy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒwe wrote a shopping list to learn about pancake ingredients, then we made our own play dough and created birthday cakes with candles and practiced number bonds.
We challenged our sharing and turn taking skills when playing with the light up table and when decorating the โ€˜numberโ€™ shadows we discovered outside in our garden. Using natural resources we created a birds nest and stable for our horse and bird. Enjoy a very happy, safe and sunny weekend ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

BEDTIME STORY Read By Sarah Baker 19/02/2021

BEDTIME STORY Read By Sarah Baker

We hope you have enjoyed a safe and peaceful week off ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
As a setting passionate about stories and books we would like to Congratulate one of our lovely parents Sarah Baker who recently won the Wolverhampton Literature Festival bedtime story competition with this enchanting tale. We are sure you and your children would love to watch, listen and enjoy" ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

BEDTIME STORY Read By Sarah Baker Join us as we share the bedtimes stories read by the winners of our Wolverhampton Literature Festival Bedtime Stories- Tale For Children.

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 14/02/2021

โค๏ธโค๏ธHappy Valentines dayโค๏ธโค๏ธwe hope you enjoyed receiving your cards and beatiful hand painted roses, here are a few to share with you- spread the love-stay safe โค๏ธโค๏ธ
See you all back on Monday 22nd February!

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 12/02/2021

All things red โค๏ธthis week at Caterpillars!
We learnt about โ€˜reflectionโ€™ and explored this by looking at a vase of red roses on a mirror and then painting the reflection that we saw. Then we had fun sourcing red objects in the classroom and making our own โ€˜red jelly sensory tray!โ€™ We said it felt โ€œsquidgy, squelshy and slimeyโ€.
We continued with our Chinese new year celebrations by creating a Red Dragon dance to traditional Chinese music, then we sampled traditional chinese food and wrote some key topic words we had remembered in our group discussions - happy half term, stay safe ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 05/02/2021

What an exciting week again at Caterpillars- we celebrated NATIONAL STORYTELLING WEEK by creating many of our favourite stories using resources and story stones, we then explored 2D and 3D shapes, building structures to help us, and learnt the difference between โ€˜small, medium and largeโ€™. We then experimented with lighting to create shadows and traced the shadows that we made!! We all had such great fun ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒhappy weekend - stay safe everyone ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 29/01/2021

More happy times at Caterpillars this week ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒfor snack we painted our bagels using milk/water and food colouring, then we toasted them ready to eat yummy yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹. During creative play we made our own paint brushes using spaghetti, we bound them using string, cooked the ends to soften and hey presto, fabulous painting brushes! It was so much fun using them to paint our trees onto cling film-happy weekend everyone ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 22/01/2021

What a treat we had this week at Caterpillars!! We set up our very own camp and campfire and then made hot chocolate and marshmallows ๐Ÿ˜‹yum yum- we also learnt about the seasons and made our seasons calendars. We then had fun exploring patterns and used loose parts to create our own patterns too - happy weekend to you all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 15/01/2021

What an exciting time we have all had at Caterpillars this week, we practiced our numbers by hiding them in foam and in our duck pond and played a game taking turns to find and name them ๐Ÿ˜ƒThen we painted toast...yes real toast!! creating pretty colourful patterns.
We varnished the toast and hung it on our art gallery wall display. Then we made feed for our birds to help them throughout the winter time. We recyled our snack pots and also used cones we had found outside. What a busy week we have had with our friends...enjoy a happy and safe weekend everyone ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 09/01/2021

We have had such a fun week at Caterpillars!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒit was the National RSPB garden bird watching week and we have been learning all about british birds and their habitats.
We even learnt the meaning of โ€˜nocturnalโ€™ !!
We gathered bracken and sticks from outside and created nests for our own birds to lay their eggs!!- yesterday we enjoyed taking pictures of the beautiful spiders webs twinkling in the frost- wishing you all a safe and happy weekend ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


Wishing all our wonderful families and children past and present, a very happy, safe and positive New Year ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰
We hope you have all enjoyed precious cherished family times over the Christmas period ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒโค๏ธ.
We are looking forward to seeing you all again next week on the first day of term -Tuesday 5th January - stay safe ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 11/12/2020

Christmas has arrived!!... we hope you have all enjoyed opening the precious gifts the Caterpillars children have made for you in their Santa sacks - they were all very proud ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒwishing you all a lovely weekend ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 20/11/2020

Ready steady Cook!!- this week we have travelled to Italy to find out about making Pizzas.
We all worked together to prepare, cook and eat our own for snack in our Caterpillars Italian restaurant! Yummy yummy- happy weekend to you all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 13/11/2020

Caterpillars have been learning all about Diwali this week and had great fun creating Rangoli patterns using colourful โ€˜loose partsโ€™.
We decorated Diwali lamps and made hanging lanterns to create our own โ€˜Celebration of lightโ€™ across the classroom - happy weekend to you all - stay safe ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


Children in Need
All children are invited to wear own clothes tomorrow (Friday) in return for any kind donations for Children in Need - thank you in advance for your kind support ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Photos from Caterpillars-Childcare's post 07/11/2020

We have had fabulous fun ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒcreating you all a very special firework display this week, what do you think? We even carried out an experiment to make our own firework display in a jamjar using water, oil and paints - what a colourful and happy week we have had ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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