Promoting and supporting emotional wellbeing in the children who come to Little Caterpillars is something that we care deeply about.


We believe that children who do not feel that sense of security, safety and happiness are not likely to thrive in the other areas of learning and development.  A child who is unsettled or unhappy will not usually want to get involved with all the wonderful experiences and opportunities that we have here for them and ultimately they may not reach their full potential.  We do not want that for any child and so we have in place a number of strategies that we use to ensure that all children here are able to enjoy:


playing, learning, listening...

creating, feeling, touching...

exploring, seeing, discovering...


being themselves...

Emotional Wellbeing Champions

What we do to help children develop and sustain emotional wellbeing....


The Key Person Approach - this helps children develop a positive and secure relationship with one of the team in the setting READ MORE


Settling In Period - we are happy to offer short taster sessions for your child before they start so they can get used to us and experience being away from parents/carers for short periods of time, please speak to us to arrange


We treat all children with respect.  We value and celebrate the diverse characteristics that we see in the children and ensure that they have equal opportunity to fulfil their potential READ MORE


We will do our very best to ensure that children (and parents/carers!) are prepared for the foreseen and unforeseen transitions in their lives. We have a webpage dedicated to transitions READ MORE




Sometimes a child's emotional wellbeing may be affected by things going on at home.  If there are issues that are affecting you and/or your child then we will try and signpost you to further support for the whole family so click below to go to our signposting page




"We place emphasis on the social and emotional wellbeing of children as the foundation for their healthy development"

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Little Caterpillars Early Years and Childcare

Emma Harris BA (Hons), Early Years Teacher and Trevor Harris Level 3 Qualified Forest School Practitioner
Ofsted Registered Childminding Provision and Childcare on Domestic Premises, Skellow, Doncaster
07865 979407 or 07918 101286