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NMT's Top 5 Business Index Finalist

  Hungry Caterpillars have been invited along to a great awards evening by the NMT. As a company we are now finalists for the NMT’s Top 5 Business Index. This award is as great honour to be a part of as it showcases the business…

The Recruitment Conundrum - NMT Focus

Olivia Foley, whose nursery group, Hungry Caterpillars, won the Nursery Group category of the NMT Awards 2017, gives a personal take on the ever-present issue of recruitment and staff retention. How did Hungry Caterpillars start? Because,…

NMT Awards 2017 - WINNERS

On Saturday 25th November 2017, the Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Directors, Head Office & Management Team attended the NMT Nursery Management Today Awards 2017, at the Hilton Metropole, London to celebrate becoming finalists for…

Hungry for Success?

Hungry for Success? "I’ve been manager at the nursery in Chalfont St Peter since it opened in May 2017, but I’ve worked at Hungry Caterpillars for six years now,” Ela Konyardi tells us. Since she joined, Ela has gained new qualifications…

Teach Early Years - "I knew I could do it better"

  “I knew I could do it better” She started out as a mother in search of quality childcare, but today Olivia Foley is an experienced early years entrepreneur. Teach Early Years Magazine paid her new flagship setting a visit… Never…

Hungry Caterpillar Superstar Staff Awards 2017

On Friday 8th December, the entire Hungry Caterpillar team gathered at Trailfinders Sports Club for our final staff training day of 2017. The day was dedicated to celebrating the achievements of individuals and nurseries across the company.…

No Such Thing as a FREE Lunch!

Last week was a strange week for me.  My Cockapoo, Binky, gave birth to five gorgeous puppies under the watchful eye of my family.  Seeing our beloved pet give birth – wow!  How obsessed my children and I are with these beautiful little…

Quality Starts Here

Caren Carpenter Senior Quality Manager Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries BA Hons Childcare and Education   What are your previous roles in the childcare industry Before joining Hungry Caterpillar I was an Ofsted Early…

First Discoverers Interview – Olivia Foley

CHILDCARE CONVERSATIONS Interview: Olivia Foley from Hungry Caterpillars Day Nurseries Olivia Foley founded her first nursery back in 1999 in answer to her own childcare needs and the inability to find high-quality childcare in the…

The Life of…A Working Mummy!

Izzy Micklewright, Mummy of Jacob (3) and Jesse (1) at Hungry Caterpillar Day Nursery Chalfont St Peter. Works for NHS, commutes from Chalfont St Giles to Stanmore. What motivated you to return to work after having children? I love…

Perivale Day Nursery is OUTSTANDING

    Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries are thrilled to announce another one of their settings have been graded OUTSTANDING by Ofsted in a recent Inspection. The day nursery in Perivale were inspected by Ofsted in August 2017. Ofsted…

FAMILY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 2017

#FBOTY2017   We are delighted to announce that Hungry Caterpillar Day Nurseries Ltd has been shortlisted for the Family Business United – London & South East Family Business of the Year Award 2017! Family Business United…