Caterpillars Day Nursery, Carshalton, London
Caterpillars Day Nursery, Carshalton, London
Caterpillars Day Nursery, Carshalton, London

Caterpillars Day Nursery has a number of specialised rooms that allow staff to focus on different play and learning throughout the early years age groups. These include a baby room, toddler room and pre-school room, while this nursery also has its own dance studio and runs an after-school club.

In a safe and secure environment, children's health and nutrition needs are supported, while being able to benefit from a wide range of learning experiences. The aim is to see all children develop to their potential before moving onto to full-time education.

Employees of the NHS, Police Force and Emergency Services are eligible for a discount on fees.

Owner: Caterpillars Day Nursery

Person in charge: Sonja Fergurson (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: London Borough of Sutton Council

Number of Staff: 30

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care

Total Places for Children: 130

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & 1 week at Christmas

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Reviews

9 Caterpillars Day Nursery has a Review Score of 9 (9.020)

The Review Score of 9 (maximum of 10) for Caterpillars Day Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 18 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Caterpillars Day Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.3 out of 5 from 8 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.712 for Caterpillars Day Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (159 Excellents x 5) + (50 Goods x 4) + (6 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 215 Ratings = 4.712

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    The 4.308 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Caterpillars Day Nursery is based on 8 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 26 positive Reviews (130 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 8 Reviews ÷ 26 Target = 0.308

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    14
  • Good
    4
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Caterpillars Day Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    16
  • Likely
    2
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Caterpillars Day Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    17
  • Grandmother of Child
    1

This nursery is brilliant! All the staff are so welcoming to both the parents and the child. My son has a lovely time at nursery and I can see how his confidence had developed so much.

How likely would you be to recommend Caterpillars Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has started at the nursery in July 2017. He settled in very well thanks to the staff. He learnt a lot in a short period of time and is very happy at the nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Caterpillars Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son has started attending the afterschool club and I am extremely impressed. The warm welcomes and happy atmosphere made my son and I feel instantly at ease. He comes home each day full of chatter about his time at Caterpillars - more so than what he speaks about school.
My son has plenty on offer to keep him busy with access to games, drawings and computers to name just a few. The environment is warm and well suited for his age and needs.
He is happy and I am therefore happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Caterpillars Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Staff are extremely friendly and helpful. My child has shown massive improvements since attending this nursery, she has created a bond with staff in her room and other rooms. The whole team work together to ensure the children are happy and that their needs are being met. The manager and deputy were very supportive of me when my little one first joined the nursery. Overall, I strongly recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Caterpillars Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am very pleased with Caterpillars Day Nursery. Friendly staff - They will always keep you informed daily. Parent/staff communication is spot on as well as suggestions on how to improve the facilities that suit my child's learning, behaviour and attitude. The nursery is clean and up to standard. I am also pleased with the level of security safeguarding the children.
Caterpillars Day Nursery is doing a great job.

How likely would you be to recommend Caterpillars Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

My son started nursery in September and in this two months he has really improved. He has improved his language and ways to ask for things. The whole staff are great, very paying attention to details. We have information daily about our kids. The food is great and is very varied.

How likely would you be to recommend Caterpillars Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.1 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Satisfactory

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Good

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Good

Staff in the baby room couldn't be more friendly. My granddaughter was a baby when she started (under 2 years old) I couldn't have felt more relaxed at this time. The new receptionist is very welcoming.

How likely would you be to recommend Caterpillars Day Nursery? Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.2 out of 5

Overall Standard: Good

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

I love this nursery the staff are so friendly, my daughter really enjoys coming and looks forward to the next time she is in.
Highly recommended.
They really helped me with potty training and my child was out of nappies just after she was 2.
Fun and friendly :)

How likely would you be to recommend Caterpillars Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Very friendly atmosphere. I feel that the staff on the whole care about their work. What has struck me over the past seven months is how my son's main carer has gone to great efforts to get to know him and his changing needs. Staff feel like a team. His day is always filled with a wide range of activities and he is always playing when I go to collect him.

How likely would you be to recommend Caterpillars Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has attended Caterpillars since the beginning of July, and the staff couldn't have made it easier for her and I. The settle in days were brilliant and put us at ease. Every day my daughter is happy to go to nursery, and she always enjoys playtime, storytime/activities and the meals.
On pick up, the staff (and others from other rooms) always take the time to let you know how the day has been which is lovely. The manager is welcoming and has been very helpful and kind - she has also been seen getting her hands dirty too!

How likely would you be to recommend Caterpillars Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.7 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am very happy with this day nursery. My child is happy and secure there. The staff at the nursery are very nice and helpful.
My child enjoys the play and learning there. We are very happy with the key worker who really cares for our daughter in all aspects.
My child enjoys the food provided which is nice, tasty and nutritious and tailor-made for each age group.

How likely would you be to recommend Caterpillars Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.3 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Good

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Good

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Satisfactory

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

As usual our little one has been looked after brilliantly. He's always so happy when I pick him up, even though he's often one of the last to leave!

How likely would you be to recommend Caterpillars Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

The staff at Caterpillars are fantastic, especially the room leader in Apples room. They have recently baked cookies, celebrated the Queens birthday and had a Fathers day picnic. They have helped with my sons routine and are always happy to give advice if you ask - For example when it was time to move on from from formula. Caterpillars has a lovely family atmosphere and i can't recommend them highly enough.

How likely would you be to recommend Caterpillars Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Caterpillars Day Nursery is a very welcoming nursery. I have two boys that have attended this nursery and absolutely loved it. Staff are really welcoming and are always at the door ready to greet you. They took time out to ask about how the children had been and make themselves available to talk to if I had any worries. My boys always came home speaking about everything they had done and the lovely friends they had made. 100% recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Caterpillars Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Excellent staff. Very child focused. My daughter has grown so much within this establishment, I would recommend it. Management are awesome. Meet all dietary requirements for my child. A lot of activities for my daughter to play and learn, outside space is awesome and I believe its value for money.

How likely would you be to recommend Caterpillars Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Caterpillars is very welcoming, all staff are friendly and always have smiles on their faces, my daughter loves coming into nursery and has made good relationship with staff and children, I am also very happy with the management team and like the fact they are regularly seen in and out of rooms and known to the children, including my daughter who even knows their names. Since starting at Caterpillars in March my daughter has been on many outings including to the local train station where in her words 'we had to stand behind the yellow line and wait for the trains', and to Crystal Palace park where they visited the dinosaurs and had a great time in the sand pit.
We are regularly shown pictures of the adventures they have during their nursery day, which is great to keep us up to date with what they do. They are currently learning about the life cycle of frogs and watching them grow from tadpoles which she has now even requested a pond for our garden at home...currently digging!!

How likely would you be to recommend Caterpillars Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My daughter has been attending Caterpillars Day Nursery since February 2016 and she absolutely enjoys her time here. I found the settling in period very reassuring and was also a good way to get to know the staff. The staff have been excellent from the beginning and have really done their best to help my daughter settle and feel comfortable. She really enjoys her days at nursery and surprises me all the time with her development. She has a fun packed day from when i drop her off to when i collect her and she has built good relationships with the staff and her peers. I would definitely recommend Caterpillars Day Nursery to anyone looking for a good nursery for their child.

How likely would you be to recommend Caterpillars Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Good

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My child has been at the Nursery since they opened and is still there now, growing up into a clever boy and progressing so well!
He often surprises me with things he does or things he says after being at Nursery, mostly all learnt at Nursery.
I am very Happy with the staff they have there Now, all very friendly and helpful.
My Child has made some great little Friends there and all the children are Happy...Happy Children, Happy Parents!

How likely would you be to recommend Caterpillars Day Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Good

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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