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Kate Hill

I am a 34 year old, active and enthusiastic Early Years Teacher running my own childminding setting. I have worked with children, in a school / nursery setting since graduating from University thirteen years ago. I live in New Springs, Aspull, with my husband, a deputy headteacher in a primary school.

I created Little Caterpillar Childminding with the aim of finding and exploring young children's fascinations. By tuning in early to the range of strengths, interests and passions of children as they begin to emerge, Little Caterpillar gain an insight into their potential and plan opportunities that enable this to be celebrated and nurtured.

The earliest years are a critically important time, the work of Little Caterpillar could transform the child's future educational experiences.

Between birth and the age of 5 years (or the end of the reception class at school) all children will be cared for within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

As your childminder, it is my responsibility to fulfil the requirements of the EYFS and ensure that your child receives the best possible level of care and education, my most recent Ofsted report comments, "The Quality of provision in the Early Years Foundation Stage is OUTSTANDING".

You can check out my full experience and Ofsted Report on my website.

I have an Honours degree in Psychology, Early Years Teacher Status and Signalong trained.

Before relocating to Wigan, I had worked in several Bolton schools with children of all ages, gaining experience of the education system and undertaking training in Speech and Language Therapy, Child Protection, Special Educational Needs such as Autism and Asperger’s and the Specialised Listening to Children qualification - ELKLAN.

I have significant insight and experience of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, which I work within and exceed.

My husband is a successful primary school teacher, and is now Deputy Head; we jointly write plans based on the needs of the children in my care to ensure that children are well equipped for starting their more formal learning in a School Setting.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kate Hill
Contact Position
Early Years Teacher
07587 174637


Where to go

New Springs

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
From £4.50 Per Hour
£15.00 Before & After School - Per Day
£45.00 School Holidays – Per Day

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
From September 2019 I will have 2 full day vacancies on Monday's, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 2 full time vacancies for Holiday Care (Not Christmas Holidays)
Date updated

Free Childcare

3/4 year olds
2 year olds

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday 08:00 17:00
Baby Facilities
ICT Facilities
Internet Connection
Quiet Area
Kitchen facilities
Lap tops
Outdoor Playspace
Sensory toys
Pet Cats
Pet Fish
Free parking
Healthy Eating
Accessible Parking
Baby changing facilities
When is childcare available?
Childcare whilst parents access short-term courses
School holiday care available - Easter Holidays
School holiday care available - Summer holidays
Early morning (before 7.30am) care
School holiday care considered
Emergency short-term care considered
Open all year (except Christmas)
Term time only
Before School
After School
School holiday care available - February half term
School holiday care available - Spring half term
School holiday care available - October half term

School Pickups

Offers pickups
Holy Family RC (New Springs)
I live just round the corner from the school. Unfortunately I am not able to pick children up if they attend an after school club.

Ofsted Information

Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
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