The Caterpillar room is for children aged 0-24 months and is registered for 15 children.  Our excellent team of qualified staff will reassure you that you have made the right decision in joining First Steps from the moment you meet them. They will spend time getting to know you and your baby and will ensure that they are able to meet all your needs and follow your routines that you have put in place at home.

We feel it is very important to get to know our parents and learn as much as we can about a child prior to them starting. Home visits are offered by our Early Years Advisor, Harriet Lake, and our settling in process is fully flexible in order to ensure your child’s needs are met.

Each day you will receive feedback on your child’s day from the key person who has the main responsibility for your baby or toddler. We will also give you a ‘home/nursery diary’. This is an excellent way of sharing information about your child’s day with us and for you to note down anything which will help us care for your child during the day. We welcome parents to telephone at any time during the day whilst your child is in Nursery. As parents ourselves, we know how much you miss your child whilst at work. A reassuring phone call can be of great comfort when you are wondering how they are getting along. We also would not hesitate to contact you at any time if we had even the slightest concern about your child. Your child’s safe wellbeing is our highest priority.
Please read our page on the Early Years Foundation Stage to give you a fuller understanding of your child’s development opportunities and how we record their progress.