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Alison Sneddon


Caterpillar Music offers parties for either 40 mins, 60 mins, 75 mins or 90 mins and can be tailored to meet the needs of the child and your special requests. With a combination of simple party games, fantastic instruments, amazing puppets for all the children to use during the duration of the party, We can also make use of parachutes, bubble machines, bean bags and for the older children our rhythm sticks or ribbon sticks. Included in the party price a pass the parcel present and a present for the birthday child. Why not try a Caterpillar Music party and give your child a day to remember. Why not have one of our special guests to help make the day special. Choose from Mickey or Minnie Mouse.


United Kingdom


Town / City

Licensed to Lead

  • Caterpillars
  • Butterflies
  • Parties
  • Nurseries

Contact Details

Phone Number
01506 411762 or 07450226991

Term Date Information

Term Dates
TERM DATES 2018/2019
Autumn Term - 27th August until 12th October
Winter Term - 22nd October until 21st December
Spring Term - 7th January until Friday 5th April
Summer Term - 23rd April until Friday 29th June

David Lloyd Classes at Corstorphine and Newhaven please book direct with David Lloyd

Tots Spot Play Café - Free Taster classes Monday 27th August and Thursday 30th August
Classes will then start w/c 3rd September

Turtle Dove Play Café - Free Taster class Wednesday 5th September
Classes will then start 12th September

Special Offers

We offer discounts for siblings, childminders, twins and multiples

About Me

Welcome to Caterpillar Music Edinburgh and the Lothians.

My name is Alison Sneddon and I run Caterpillar Music Classes throughout West Lothian and Edinburgh. Caterpillar Music has been running since 2009. We currently have the following part-time class leaders Simon (senior class leader) Theo, Elaine they look forward to meeting you all at a Caterpillar Music class near you.

Alison Sneddon:

I am Married to Graham and we have three children,Hannah 20 years,Aaron 16 years and Aimee 9. I came across Caterpillar Music when I was looking to go back to work part-time after having Aimee. I have had a lot of experience working with children in nursery's, creches, running rainbows and brownies and also working with children with special needs. I also have a real passion for singing and music and I have played the piano since I was younger and achieved my grade 6 and also passed my standard grade music with flying colours. I thought how wonderful it would be to combine working with children with doing singing and music thats where Caterpillar Music fitted the bill. I have now being doing Caterpillar Music classes since April 2009 and we have several parent/child classes and nursery sessions now. Although its extremely busy running your own business its so rewarding teaching the classes and meeting new people but also managing time for family life as well.

SIMON BAILEY: Simon joined us in 2011. Simon has lots of experience working with children and has managed a number of nurseries since qualifying as a nursery nurse in 1994. He is also a qualified registered nurse. Simon joined Caterpillar Music as he wished to start a new career and step down from his managerial positions back to what he loves the most being engaged and interacting with the children. He has a passion for singing and making music come alive and has brought his own personality to Caterpillar Music.

Theodora Burrows: Theo joined the team in 2015 Theo had lots of experience working with older children and adults as she is an opera singer! She wanted to be able to share her passion for music and singing with younger children. This was a new challenge and she is loving it.

Elaine Gnarra: Elaine joined the team in 2016 and after being a nursery nurse for several years and a mum to a daughter wanted to be able to spend more time being a mum but still working with young children. That's where Caterpillar Music fitted in.
What do we do at Caterpillar Music Classes......

Caterpillar Music classes are based around different weekly themes each session is fun, relaxed and full of surprises. We use amazing puppets and props which keep the children engrossed and with our fantastic instruments everyone loves our band. We also do active action songs where everyone no matter how small joins in and has lots of fun.

Caterpillar music sessions are not only educational but help children gain confidence, develop language and listening skills. The children bond with the other children in the group and all our classes involve adult participation. It has been shown children benefit more from activities in which their parents or carers interact with them, it also helps develop social skills and confidence as children love learning, playing together and making new friends. Our classes are suitable from birth to 5 years old and all our equipment is suitable for the age range.

Please contact me by phone or email and come along and experience Caterpillar Music for you and your little one. Book your FREE trial now. You do not need to wait until the start of a new term we have new customers joining every week.

User comments



Blackhall Nursery’s Fancy Dress Fundraising Event

We are writing to say a big thank you to Alison and Elaine for the above event. It really made a difference - we are very grateful. We raised over £1200 (match funded) and the children had a wonderful time in the process.

Your generous contribution was acknowledged at the event and you will also receive a mention in our forthcoming newsletter which goes out to 56 parents and carers.

As a registered charity, Blackhall Nursery relies on fundraising for all purchases of new toys and equipment. This is made possible by the success of such events and the kind donations from businesses such as yourself.

Yours sincerely,

The fundraising team at Blackhall Nursery

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Thank you for Amy's fantastic 2nd Birthday Party! (10/01/15)

I have dealt with Alison and Graham over the past few months, in arranging my daughter - Amy's - 2nd birthday party. Both very lovely, professional and a pleasure to deal with!
On the day, Simon and Alison were absolutely fantastic! They made the party fun, interactive and stress-free for all involved, and we had 24 children ranging in age from 1-4, along with special needs children. Having advised Alison prior to the party, about our nephew's learning difficulties, she went out of her way to engage him, which worked a treat! this has been the first party he has not only stayed at, but thoroughly enjoyed which has delighted us, as a family. I cannot recommend Alison and her team enough. My daughter and her brother (age 4.5) thoroughly enjoyed the day, which was tailored specifically to all her caterpillar music favourites (she attends classes at nursery). I have received many positive comments from parents who attended also, who were particularly impressed by the way in which Alison and Simon kept all the children's attention throughout and remembered and used their childs name.
We have been so impressed by the whole experience, we have already booked Caterpillar Music to do our son - Adam's - party in June.
Thanks again to Alison and her team for their fantastic work!!

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Caterpillar Music Birthday Party

Alison came to do our son’s 2nd birthday party earlier this year, and WOW! She had everybody singing and playing along with the musical instruments which were a big hit with everybody – including the adults! It was brilliant to see a group of 2 year olds so engaged in the activities and songs. Alison was so brilliant and so enthusiastic and made sure everyone felt part of the party. I would highly recommend Alison and the caterpillar music parties and we cannot wait till next year to book again! Thank you for a brilliant experience.

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Caterpillar Music Classes Edinburgh

My daughter has been attending classes since she was 4 months old- she is now 3 1/2 and still loves it! Currently she attends with her little brother who is 1 and they both have a ball!!! Great fun for mummys too- would highly recommend it! Alison is a fab teacher

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