Welcome to the Caterpillars and Butterflies. We cater for children ages 2-5 years, assisting the Butterflies in their transition to 'big school.'
The children in their last year before school are called the butterflies and these children are entitled up to either 15 or 30 hrs per week FREE on the governments 3yr old funding scheme (certain criteria must be met for the 30 hr funding. Funding is for a maximum 38wk term time only ) Any hours attended above this will be charged for. A varied, healthy cooked lunch is supplied by Zebedees catering and is available at a cost of £2.55 (£2.60 for special dietary requirements). Alternatively, if your child is funded, you have the option to provide a packed lunch.
SOME Caterpillars may be entitled to government funding on the FREE for 2 scheme, certain criteria has to be met. The free for 2 scheme currently funds up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks. All Caterpillars will receive a cooked meal if they attend during lunch periods but if your child is funded, you have the option to provide a packed lunch.
Both Caterpillars and Butterflies can attend full days or sessions between the hours of 8am to 5pm, 9 -12.15, 12.15 -2.45, 9 -2.45 with additional sessions of 8 -9 and 2.45-5 if needed.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (April 2017) for all our children within the 0 - 5 yr age group. Every child`s individual learning achievements are measured against the Kent Progress Tracker to ensure they are reaching their developmental milestones. Should you require further information about the Early Years Foundation Stage and what this means for your child please speak to a member of staff or your child's keyperson.
We offer a wide range of activites, including physical activities, messy play, group games, arts & crafts, keygroup sessions and much more. Planning is devised to meet the individual needs of the children attending the setting and activites set up to promote their development. Various meals and snacks are available in each session. We promote independance within all our children through a variety of activities to enhance their future life skills.
Ask a member of staff during show round for more details or E-mail Kerry at firstname.lastname@example.org.