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

 

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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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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

Raquel Harvey-Franks
Reviewed by Emma Hogarth
"My daughters absolutely love their caterpillar music class, they are 4 and 1 and we have been going for nearly a year now. Raquel is just fab and really gets..."
Maggie Carberry
Reviewed by Cat Brown
"My daughter Imogen has been coming to Caterpillar Music since she started going to her childminder, at about age 1. Her childminder takes her every Friday and she loves..."
Helen Simmons
Reviewed by Claire
"We have been attending Helen’s Butterflies music class for the past six months and we absolutely love it! Our daughter of 2.5 years is all about ''Helen’s music class!! Helen’s..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
Mez Leyland
Reviewed by Michelle
"My 2 yr old daughter absolutely adores Mez and Chris! Caterpillar Music is the highlight of her week. She can be a little shy but you'd never know it when..."
Maggie Carberry
Reviewed by Claire Harwood
"My daughter Beaux absolutely loves Maggie and Caterpillar Music, on her first class she sat still and looked nervously at the other children. Now she dances around and knows all..."
Sonia George
Reviewed by Sarah Lord
"Rory and I have been to Sonia's classes for several weeks now. He is 13 months old and he loves the songs, actions and puppets but he particularly enjoys..."
Emily Mascarenhas
Reviewed by Fiona Helyer
"We have been going to caterpillar music for over a year now and we look forward to our class every Friday :) it's great for me and my daughter to..."
Emma Gerrard
Reviewed by Sam Peat
"Myself and my little boy Jacob have been attending caterpillar music in allerton for 2 and a half years now and love it! Our class has recently been taken over..."
Cheryl Ward
Reviewed by Sian Kirby
"I have attended this class with all my children and they have loved it. Cheryl is a fantastic teacher and I would highly recommend this session. ..."
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..."
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..."
Jasmine McCarthy
Reviewed by Vikki Hartnoll
"Thank you so much for letting Ella look in bag on her last session. She is fluent in all of the songs- her favourites are Speckled Frogs and Monkeys..."
Sonia George
Reviewed by emma
"My 18 month old daughter loved her first session of Caterpillar music she's normally shy but she joined in straight away dancing she really enjoyed it will definitely be..."
Sam Bacon
Reviewed by Nicole
"Sam is a really fantastic teacher - she has a bubbly, warm and smiley personality and has the natural ability to capture the fascination of the babies and children in..."
Maggie Carberry
Reviewed by Dionne Kendrick
"As grandparents we enjoy taking our fourteen month old grandson to Caterpillar. Our Grandson loves the singing and dancing and interacting with all of the children. He adores Maggie and..."
Mez Leyland
Reviewed by Claire & Victoria
"Absolutely love Caterpillar Music on a Monday morning. We sing the Caterpillar song in the car during the week and sometimes Victoria likes to pretend she is Mez running get..."
Cheryl Ward
Reviewed by dara
"I think Cheryl is a remarkable person. I dont think ive met anyone who is so wonderful with kids - she really makes the kids feel special and gives them..."
Raquel Harvey-Franks
Reviewed by Nicola Swann
"I have been taking my son to Caterpillar Music at Bispham Methodist Church since he was 5 weeks old and we both absolutely love it! He is now just over..."
Helen Simmons
Reviewed by Roques
"Hello everyone! What about Caterpillar Music? I go with my 3 year old daughter. For us it is a first English work experience because we come from France. So without..."
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..."
Raquel Harvey-Franks
Reviewed by Heidi Atherton
"I started taking my little boy Thomas, on the recommendation of friends, aged 19 months. Within 2 weeks of going he was singing 'Good Morning' when he woke up..."
Val Morris
Reviewed by SB
"My 8 months old baby and I absolutely love the Caterpillar classes both in Chislehurst and in Petts Wood! Val has a unique talent for creating a truly joyful atmosphere..."
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...."
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...."
Helen Simmons
Reviewed by Leyla
"My daughter has been going to this class for about a year now and of all the classes she attends I think this is the most fun - great songs..."
Jemma Field
Reviewed by Claire Smith
"Jemma came today for our Kindergaten Nursery Rhyme day at Dean Close School Pre-Prep. She was fantastic!! The children and staff had a great time. We all loved..."
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..."
Helen Simmons
Reviewed by Laura Angus
"I attend Caterpillar Music with my daughter (who is about to turn two). We absolutely love the class and look forward to it each week. Helen is the..."
Jasmine McCarthy
Reviewed by Natasha
"my son and I have been going to caterpillar music since he was 3 months old (now 13 months old). He absolutely loves its and so do I. Not only..."
Alison's Blaze of Glory
Reviewed by Val Bailey
"Hi Alison, I just wanted to say WELL DONE I can't believe you did a CARTWHEEL, but then again That is so you!! I saw the Torch with my..."
Shumi Jeyadevan
Reviewed by charlotte
"My son has been going to Shumi's group now for the past 13 months. She is energetic and enthusiastic at every session. Both my son and I look forward to..."
Maggie Carberry
Reviewed by Clare Downer
"My daughter Poppy absolutely loves coming to Caterpillar Music classes (as do I). She very rarely sits on my lap anymore, she would much rather be standing up with Maggie..."
Mez Leyland
Reviewed by Jennifer Hulland
"My baby is completely mesmerised by Mez, who has such a lovely voice and engaging presence that she can silence a roomful of babies just by jingling a tambourine. ..."

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