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Caterpillars - Pre school & new starters



Welcome to our Pre-school page. This is where you will find all the information, if your child is due to start our school in September 2024. If you have any queries, please use this link 

and the message will be  forwarded to one of the EYFS Staff.                


Many Thanks 


 Mrs M Cregg 






Please click on the 'News' section to find out all the latest information - including pre-school visits and information on when your child will start school.

Meet The Staff


We know that phones or tablets are part of many families’ everyday lives and kids love to use them, but it’s not always easy to know which apps and games can benefit your child’s learning.

These apps have been given a quality mark for having good educational value.

Why not try these with your child.




Kaligo is a digital handwriting exercise book designed to teach children how to write using a stylus and tablet, built on an AI machine learning platform. A self-paced approach enables children to progress at their own speed according to their own ability, whilst AI Machine learning provides real-time corrective feedback.

Age: 3-5

Platform: AppleAndroid



Lingumi - Kids' English

Lingumi provides a course focused on spoken and communicative English. The app provides sets of learning games, speech recognition games and video-based games to help the child grow their grammar and get them speaking their first words.

Age: 2-5

Platform: Apple, Android



CBeebies Playtime Island

CBeebies Playtime Island contains a wide range of fun and educational games to help children understand the world around them and support the development of core skills. Children can play along with all of CBeebies’ most popular characters.

Age: 0-5

Platform: AppleAndroidAmazon



CBeebies Storytime

CBeebies Storytime is filled with free interactive story books and bedtime stories for young children and is a great way to enjoy reading with your little one. The library is always growing, with amazing stories featuring all the CBeebies’ favourites.

Age: 0-5

Platform: AppleAndroidAmazon






  • Books introduce children to the exciting world of stories and help them learn to express their own thoughts and emotions.
  • Stories give a structure to talk to children and listen to their responses.
  • Books provide topics for discussion.
  • Characters, words and sounds discovered through books can be talked about outside of reading time.
  • Books are an important source of new vocabulary.
  • Reading aloud combines the benefits of talking, listening and storytelling within a single activity and helps to build the foundation for language development.


Did you know...


  • Toddlers who are read to or shown picture books daily are significantly less likely to be late talkers.


  • 3-year-olds who are read to on less than a weekly basis are around 4 months behind their peers who are read to more often.


  • Parents and carers reading daily with their child in the  early years can have a significant impact on later academic ability.


  • Sharing a book has a positive impact on young children’s language skills, especially their expressive vocabulary.


Words for life is a website from the Literacy Trust which provides a list of recommended reading books.