About Caterpillar Music

Fun and Creative Learning Since 2001

Our weekly classes for babies and young children offer a unique introduction to music with exciting themes, colourful instruments and amazing puppets. We have provided a fun and a creative learning experience enjoyed by thousands of families every week since 2001.

 

What are the benefits of music sessions?

  • Experts agree that music enhances learning and helps babies and parents communicate
  • Interaction with other children develops social skills, confidence and helps children make new friends
  • Nursery rhymes and songs help develop vocabulary
  • Playing percussion instruments fosters dexterity and provides an early introduction to music for young babies and children
  • In each weekly class, parents or carers actively join in - and for good reason. It has been shown that children benefit greatly from activities in which their parents or carers interact with them.

 

We Offer The Following Programmes

 

Caterpillars Logo

Ages: 0 to 36 months

The Caterpillar class is a fun class with mixed age groups for young babies and toddlers to enjoy together.

Babies love music

Babies are never too young to enjoy Caterpillar Music and they enjoy watching other babies and older children- it encourages them to crawl, stand up and eventually start taking a few steps in order to follow the fun with the older children

Babies love music and are captivated by the puppets and fun activities at every session - they soon recognise favourite songs, rhymes and music.

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Ages: 18 months to 4 years - Classes for Toddlers

Which part of the class do our toddlers most enjoy? It's hard to choose, but the action songs are certainly a favourite. With jumping songs and animal sounds, parents comment on how the children love to sing and do all the actions at home too.

Toddlers enjoy our weekly themes

Children enjoy searching for something "red" to wear or looking through their books for a picture of a sea animal, or bringing in a favourite teddy bear to show everyone. During the class, by watching and following each other, social skills and confidence grow every week. Toddlers at the Butterfly class join in with lots of actions and music and movement.

The classes are very relaxed and children can choose to join in as much as they want to learning and developing at their own pace- some may enjoy watching others before they are ready to join in.

Every class is different, according to the ages of children there – please ask your local class leader for advice when choosing a class for your child if you are unsure whether to choose Butterflies or Caterpillars.

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parties

0 to 4 Years

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nurseries

0 to 4 Years

Caterpillar Music have been providing classes in nurseries, Children's Centres and Sure Start centres since 2001

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Latest Customer Comments

Sonia George
Reviewed by Susanna
"Sonia provided a wonderfully entertaining repertoire of songs and games for our daughter's 3rd birthday party. All the little girls joined in enthusiastically and had a lovely time together. We..."
Helen Simmons
Reviewed by Emma V
"I really look forward to this class every week! Helen has a lovely way with the children; she is gentle, energetic and engaging. I love the different themes, and..."
Anita Anand
Reviewed by Guncha Elsawahli
"Hi my name is Guncha I'm new mum and I have a son Jacob. I've been looking for some activities for my son and I came up on Catepillar music...."
Sonia George
Reviewed by jennifer Redman
" Fabulous fun class, the children love it."
Emily Mascarenhas
Reviewed by Elizabeth Turner
"My daughter has really enjoyed these classes. Emily is really engaging with the children ...as well as having a fabulous singing voice! The classes are great fun and..."
Raquel Harvey-Franks
Reviewed by angela waters
"Caterpillar music has become one of our favourite weekly activities. The classes are good fun for both of my Daughters who are aged 3 and 7 months and we..."
Emily Mascarenhas
Reviewed by Rachel Pirie
"I LOVE Caterpillar music, I ask my Mummy most mornings if it's caterpillar day! I have been going to Emily's classes for nearly two years, I love choosing things to..."
Raquel Harvey-Franks
Reviewed by Linda Coakley
"Caterpillar Music is a fantastic way to help your little one grow in confidence and socialise with other little people as well as a lovely way to introduce them to..."
Sonia George
Reviewed by Danielle Bruton
"I was really struggling to think what I could do for my son's 1st birthday party as we had a mixture of 1 year olds and lots of older siblings..."
Emily Mascarenhas
Reviewed by Felicity Smith
"Grace has been going to Caterpillar music classes for about 18 months and she loves them - she gets very excited waiting for Caterpillar to come out of the box..."
Jasmine McCarthy
Reviewed by Kim Aldridge
"Our grandaughter has just completed ten weeks of singing and dancing activities. She has gained enormous confidence not only in herself but also in relating to other children and..."
Sonia George
Reviewed by Clare Palgrave
"My son Archie loves his caterpillar music class on a Wednesday morning.he loves to dance to all the songs and playing with the instruments but doesn't like putting them away..."
Raquel Harvey-Franks
Reviewed by Nikki Holmes
"I have been attending caterpillar music classes with my son luca for around 10 months now.i have to say that the classes are fantastic and always so full of fun.raquel..."
Val Morris
Reviewed by Cassie
"As a professional child carer I'm always on the look out for fun activities and classes to take the children in my care. It's almost been a year since..."
Sonia George
Reviewed by Lorraine
"Sonia provided the entertainment for a party for seven x two year olds (an antenatal group who has stayed in touch). The children were fully engaged and loved joining in..."
Sonia George
Reviewed by Lisa Cornwell
"Unfortunately I work full time but my mum takes my little one to Sonia's class every Wednesday and he absolutely loves it. I always hear about the songs he's sung,..."
Helen Simmons
Reviewed by Nynke Hijlkema
"I have been going to Helen's classes with my 2 year old daughter for about 5 months now and she absolutely LOVES it!! Being a classical musician myself I really..."
Maggie Carberry
Reviewed by Sascha Bell
"Maggie is a fantastic class leader. She focuses on enjoyment and fun. My son who is now 9 months has loved going along. He joins in and recognises the songs...."
Sonia George
Reviewed by Rachel
"My daughter and I have really enjoyed Sonia's class (Thursdays in Hertford). We found it to be a gentle and welcoming environment with a variety of stimulation for children of..."
Raquel Harvey-Franks
Reviewed by Karen Welsh
"I attended Raquel's baby class with my son Thomas from him being a tiny tot to when I had to go back to work. I was so upset on my..."
Jasmine McCarthy
Reviewed by Maria
"A great class, Jaz makes you feel very welcome and the instruments/props always go down well with the children. Plan to keep going for as long as possible, love it!!..."
Sonia George
Reviewed by Charlotte
"My daughter has been going to Sonia's weekly classes for over a year and really enjoys them, so a Caterpillar Music party seemed the obvious choice to celebrate her 2nd..."
Anita Anand
Reviewed by Tina Shari
"Anita – Thank you so much for hosting my son’s 4th Birthday Party, and keeping it all alighted with the Paw Patrol theme. You kept all the children entertained thoroughly..."
Raquel Harvey-Franks
Reviewed by Emma Wright
"My son, Daniel, and I have been going to Racquel's classes since he was 8 weeks old. He is now 13 months and i am very upset if we have..."
Jasmine McCarthy
Reviewed by Naomi
"This is a lovely, relaxed class, the smaller size of class makes it brilliant for the younger babies also. Ours have been attending since around 10 weeks. Jasmine has them..."
Helen Simmons
Reviewed by Lilian Vorster
"My son & I have been attending for a few weeks, signing up for a course following a free trial, we laugh together, sing together, play together and I get..."
Anita Anand
Reviewed by Elizabeth Rosenbaum
"This afternoon we took our six months old to this caterpillar music class she really enjoyed it."
Jasmine McCarthy
Reviewed by Georgina Wilson
"We've just finished our first block of caterpillar music sessions and have signed up for more. My (almost) 2 year old loves it and is constantly surprising me by singing..."
Jasmine McCarthy
Reviewed by Beckie Fenton
"My 20 month old little girl and I love Caterpillar Music classes so much that we keep booking back on. They've really bought out the confidence in my daughter, she's..."
Sonia George
Reviewed by Gemma
"Caterpillar Music is a lovely, gentle class with lots of singing and playing of musical instruments. My daughter enjoys it immensely. "
Sonia George
Reviewed by Helen Brooks
"Darcy (15 months) and I really enjoyed thenew class at Hoddesdon Adventure Castle. It was lovely to see Darcy bouncing along (in time with the music!) even if it was..."
Chez Annetts
Reviewed by Catrin
"Both my toddler and baby have loved going to Caterpillar Music in Wargrave. The songs and activities are great fun, they love getting out all the puppets and instruments...."
Maggie Carberry
Reviewed by Christa Dilleyston
"My son attended Maggie's classes from 15 months to 5 years old. He absolutely loved it, and built up such a lovely relationship with her. Now my daughter loves her..."
Shumi Jeyadevan
Reviewed by Karen
"My daughter has been attending Shumi’s class in Tooting and we can not recommend it enough. We both look forward to it every week. It has been a wonderful opportunity..."
Shumi Jeyadevan
Reviewed by Krista
"We have been taking our little girl to Shumi's music class since she was 9 months old and I can honestly say that, out of all of the classes that..."
Shumi Jeyadevan
Reviewed by Luisella
"Caterpillar with Shumi is the best by far baby and toddler class we have ever done. It is structured yet fun and every week there is something exciting for the..."

To find an excellent group like this is rare - I just wish I had found you sooner!

Caterpillar Music Customer, UK,

It's a great class for learning through music and play and has been an excellent environment for early socialising. Evie has learnt to share and communicate with the other children

Caterpillar Music Customer, UK,

We really enjoyed every week and the different topics, each class was full of laughter and fun and relaxed

Caterpillar Music Customer, UK,

It's easy to tell she loves the class by the big grin and twinkle in her eyes as soon as the music starts

Caterpillar Music Customer, UK