We help your little ones grow by putting the love back into learning.
At Caterpillar Learners we know that the way your child interacts with the world at a very early age can shape how they experience education and learning.
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At Caterpillar Learners we prepare you and your child for school so you both get the very best start.
Follow these 3 steps to get your child off to a flying start.
A lifelong love of learning starts from a very early age.
Being encouraged to ‘learn how to learn’ makes sure that your child develops the skills & attitudes they’ll need and can use their whole life.
We show you and your child how learning can be fun.
Support your child by developing an early love of learning.
Learning through play builds confidence, resilience and self-esteem.
Once you, & they, know how to do this you can ‘teach’ your child easily through everyday activities.
If you are new to child centred education then you can download my free guide here to find out more.
Make sure your child is regularly doing things that develop their ‘learning skills & attitudes’.
If you don’t know how to do this then Caterpillar Learners can help!
We have groups throughout the year where your child can have fun, learn & relax.
You can find a group here.
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What you need to know…
We know you will have questions about how Caterpillar Learners differs from the many children’s activies available. We are focused not just on having fun but on preparing your child to get the most out of the education system, regardless of their abilities and preferences. We have answered some of the most common questions below but do get in touch if there is something we haven’t covered.
What's different about Caterpillar Learners?
All activities are planned and evaluated by an experienced Primary School teacher to ensure high quality, consistent learning.
The groups are small so that the leader can get to know you and your child. This means they can adapt the sessions to ensure you both experience success, boosting confidence and motivation.
How will you prepare my child for the school curriculum?
We teach them early skills such as how to hold a pencil correctly, how to cut safely, 1 to 1 correspondence in counting, how to adapt a task if it’s not going to plan.
How long does a session last?
Why do I need to stay with my child?
So by sharing the classes with your child we show you and your child that learning can be fun (even long division!), we find ways to build confidence (both you and your little one) and we help you build a bond with your child that you can carry on through their education to support them with their learning. This may seem fairly easy now but it becomes increasingly more difficult as they approach the teenage years. If you can get it right now it’s so much easier later on as other challenges kick in.
Is there any support outside the session?
You will be invited into a closed Facebook Group where Vicki will post a summary of the activities for the week with explanations as to how they support your little one’s development. And of course you can ask questions within the group.
How many people are there in a group?
This provides a good balance of support for you individually whilst working in a social group environement.
Are children with additional needs welcome?
What age should my child be?
What is included in the price?
You don’t need to bring anything with you (except your child!) We will provide all the resources that are needed for the activities. If you have anything your child would like to use let them bring it. That’s a great decision they’ve made. There may be some messy activities so if you would like to bring something to cover them up please do or just put them in older clothes.
I will also invite you to join an exclusive Facebook group for class members. In the group I’ll post details of what we’ve done that week and what the children have learnt. You can post any queries and questions which of course I’ll answer. You’ll be part of the Caterpillars Community, which provides support and ideas for getting your child off to a successful journey through school.
I'm a child minder. Can I bring the children I care for?
Can I bring siblings?
My child is in Reception. Do you provide any support for them?
Will I get any feedback about my child?
I like the relaxed approach that Vicki has. The teaching methods she uses are fun and engaging. My daughter loves her time with Vicki and always looks forward to the next visit!
I would definitely recommend Vicki to other parents.
(West Wickham) Mum to Carys