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Jan Ratcliffe


Caterpillar Music Parties
Each Caterpillar Music Party is full of fun, activities and surprises!!

Why not invite us along on your little one's special day and we will bring magic, music,songs and bubbles to entertain everyone from the tiniest baby, to big brothers and sisters, Mums and Dads and Grandparents too!!

Each party is full of fun activities and lasts one hour.

Caterpillar Music parties are suitable for babies and children aged 0 to 4yrs.

A combination of simple party games, action songs, instruments and amazing puppets provide a special party where young children can join in as much as they want to...

Each party has one member of the Caterpillar Music team for one hour, music, instruments and puppets for every child to use during the session, a pass the parcel game and a present for the birthday child!

Please ring Jan on 07968 231304 to find out more and to receive a FREE party information pack.


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  • Caterpillars
  • Butterflies
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  • Nurseries

Contact Details

Phone Number
07968 231304
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Term Date Information

Term Dates
Autumn 1 Wednesday 5th September - Thursday 18th October 2019
Autumn 2 Monday 28th October - Thursday 19th December 2019
Spring 1 Monday 6th January - Thursday 13th February 2020
Spring 2 Monday 24th February - Thursday 9th April 2020
Summer 1 Tuesday 23rd April - Thursday 23rd May 2019
Summer 2 Monday 10th June - Thursday 18th July 2019

Special Offers

2nd child half price!!

About Me

Welcome to Caterpillar Music Appleton My name is Jan Ratcliffe and I run Caterpillar Music classes across Cheshire. I have over 25 years experience as a teacher of young children with music as my specialism. A Little Bit About Me!! I am married to Paul and we have two children, Matthew who is now 18 years old and Hannah who is 14 years old. Nearly 14 years ago, I was a busy Mum of two, juggling working full time as a Deputy Head Teacher at a large Primary School. I started looking for other opportunities which would allow me to continue working with children but also enable me to spend more time with my family and "being a Mum." When I discovered Caterpillar Music I realised that it would allow me to continue with my love of working with young children and use my expertise in music, as well as giving me much more time to spend with my family. As a teacher, I was really impressed with the relaxed and varied approach to engaging children in music whilst having so much fun and developing other important skills such as listening, counting and social interaction. Just over a year into my new venture, I was delighted to be awarded Caterpillar Music's " Franchisee Of The Year." It was said that; " Jan has an almost 99% success rate of customers joining her classes after attending their free trial- Jan offers some of the most popular Caterpillar Music classes in the UK, delivered with enthusiasm and charisma" My love of music, started at a very young age when I began learning to play the piano. I also play the flute and love singing and have belonged to a variety of orchestras and Choral Music Societies. The piano continued to be a major passion of mine as I progressed towards being awarded my B.Ed Honours Degree with Music. Playing the piano has given me many magical moments- playing during school assemblies, directing school musicals, sitting with my children on my knee at the piano and most of all playing at Lichfield Cathedral!! It Is Never Too Early To Join The Fun At Caterpillar Music!! Caterpillar Music activity sessions for 0 - 4 year olds encourage learning through music in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. With new and innovative songs, alongside traditional nursery rhymes, a Caterpillar Music class is where your child will be inspired to learn, but most of all HAVE FUN!! The classes use activity songs, exciting puppets and colourful percussion instruments and each session focuses around different weekly themes, including jungle animals, the farm, colours, numbers etc There are two classes:- The Caterpillar class is a mixed age group for young babies and toddlers and the children love to use the puppets and instruments to develop good listening skills and communicate through play. The Butterfly class is for toddlers and pre-school children who are ready to join in with lots more actions and music developing their social skills and confidence. Ring 07968 231304 to book your free trial. Or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Hurry as classes do get full very quickly!!

User comments


Jan has a wonderful way with the little ones...

My little girl has been attending classes with Jan for the last 6 months, she loves every minute of the class and has started singing and remembering the actions of songs she has learnt in class. Jan has a wonderful way with the little ones and now Daisy runs to Jan for a hug when she gets to class!!

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