Our 'communication friendly' physical environment



We try our very best to ensure that each and every family and child is made welcome whenever they come to Little Caterpillars and will always make time for a little chat with parents when they drop off or pick up, even if it is only a quick one.


Parents are encouraged to talk to us at any time but especially if there are issues, concerns or things that we need to know.  Just say the word and we will always take the time out to have a chat, no matter how busy we are.  We can easily find a quiet private place for you to talk to us and the beauty of having three of us working together is that this is almost always possible.  We have tried our best to ensure that your child's key person is available to talk to you about your child at drop off or pick up time - for more details about the Key Person Approach and how it works in practice click here


If you want to talk to us, do we make it easy?  Well we like to think that we are approachable and we really do want to keep all channels of communication open.  Parents, carers, grandparents, other children are all welcome to come in if you need to talk to us so don't hesitate.


Don't want to talk face to face?  No problem.......


See our 'Social/Professional Media page' and pick your preferred way to communicate with us, whether text, email, facebook or twitter is your thing then it's fine we're on them all. If you're using a communication platform that we're not then by all means let us know, I'm sure we can get on......

Parents whose first language is not English..


If language is a potential barrier then we will do everything we can to open the channels of communication.  There is support that we can request from EMTAS in Doncaster, such as translation.  We are committed to working together with parents whose first language is not English and we will do everything we can to ensure these families are included.


We are a small home-based setting and there are opportunities for children to communicate all the time.  It is just part of a typical day for us - there are opportunities to develop skills in interaction, play, listening, understanding and speaking




There's always time for two years old to discuss the books they are looking at.

If you have any concerns at all about your child's development in this area or any area then please do speak to your child's key person or to Emma.  

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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  emma@little-caterpillars.co.uk