What you need to know…
We know you will have questions about how Caterpillar Learners differs from the many children’s activities 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.
What are Calm Caterpillar Classes?
Through movement, games, self massage, creating, visualising and positive self talk we help children become more aware of their feelings and learn how to express them clearly. We change self talk from negative to positive.
Calm Caterpillars Classes are for all Primary Age children. We have fun, we learn and we relax.
How will you prepare my child for the school curriculum?
Our classes are based on what children really need to know and experience to be successful in school and in life. We provide sensible and fun activities that build the right skills for your child’s learning future. You don’t need to teach them to read, recite the 2x table or be able to spell. If they want to that’s great but if they’re not ready it can be damaging.
How long does a session last?
Is there any support outside the session?
There is a free Facebook Group where you can ask questions. In addition we will post useful items and articles.
How many children are there in a group?
This provides a good balance of support for you individually whilst working in a social group environment.
Are children with additional needs welcome?
Please feel free to call us to discuss any particular needs you have.
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.
You’ll be part of the Caterpillars Community, which provides support and ideas for supporting your child on a successful and happy journey through school.
I'm a child minder. Can I bring the children I care for?
Can I bring siblings?
Will I get any feedback about my child?
If you’d like any more feedback you can book a call with your class leader.
Can we have Calm Caterpillars Relaxation classes in our school?
I would definitely recommend Vicki to other parents.
(West Wickham) Mum to Carys