Treetops Caterpillar – Deeping St James, Lincolnshire

Welcome to Treetops Caterpillar, Deeping St James Day Nursery and Preschool

At Treetops Caterpillar, Deeping St James Day Nursery and Preschool, Lincolnshire, we absolutely love to play, create and educate together.

We know how important your child’s safety, development and preschool education is to you. That’s why every child at Treetops Caterpillar, Deeping St James, is assigned their very own key carer to ensure that we can provide you and your little ones with continuous assessment and the very best in quality childcare.

Outstanding Converted Nursery in Quiet, Rural Location

Treetops Caterpillar Nursery in Deeping St James, Lincolnshire sits in a converted Victorian house adding a lovely home-from-home feel to our tranquil setting.

Just off the B1525 we are neatly sandwiched between Bourne and Peterborough and in close proximity to the nearby town of Stamford, Lincolnshire.

The majority of our parents live or work locally and for those driving we have a private car park to the rear of the building. We are also well connected for local bus services.


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Opening Times: 8am – 6pm, Monday – Friday (Early starts available on request)

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Homely Nursery in the Heart of The Community

Children at Treetops Caterpillar, Deeping St James are cared for in 4 separate age-dependent rooms and in line with the EYFS statutory framework. Many of our caring staff live in the local community and they build work close working relationships with parents to settle babies and toddlers into the nursery environment. Our homely and community feel is one of the features our parents value most.

Our passionate childcare team delivers a programme of stimulating and exciting activities and experiences to maximise the potential of every child and their development. From messy play, sensory play, home corner and role play to the pre-school staples of phonics, literacy and elemental mathematics we have every age and stage of childcare covered. We even run week-long programmes of school readiness for children leaving the nursery, to equip them with all of the essential skills they need for ‘big school’.

Additional Activities

We offer Tiny Tykes football club as an extra-curricular activity – helping to develop hand-eye coordination, balance, teamwork and physical development.

The Very Best in Outdoor Nursery Play

Treetops Caterpillars’ rural location means our children enjoy all that nature has to offer. Our large, mature garden presents a rich and varied backdrop for outdoor learning and we encourage children to get outside whatever the weather. It’s a great way to expend energy, explore the environment and the elements, and develop social skills and physical play.

A separate baby garden with no-mow grass and a soft play, sensory lodge allows our youngest residents to enjoy play at their own pace in a safe and secure environment.

We believe in broadening horizons and also get out and about in the community too, visiting Peterborough Museum, the local library for story-time and feeding ducks at the River Welland. You’ll also see us out and about in the community with our Treetops buggy bus.

Links with Local Schools

We work closely with local schools to transition our preschool children. They typically go on to neighbouring schools including Linchfield Community Primary School, Market Deeping Community Primary School, Deeping St James Primary School, William Hildyard CofE Primary School and Langtoft Primary School, Peterborough.

Treetops Nursery Manager

Nursery Manager:

Lesley Dickings

Lesley is one of Treetops Nurseries’ true success stories. She’s been at Treetops Caterpillar for more than 14 years, starting as a nursery assistant and working her way up to nursery manager. A mother herself, Lesley has undergone baby training with the industry-famous Mary Barlow at Totem Pole and also has additional special educational needs training including SENCO and Elklan speech training.

Things You’ll Love

  • Outstanding Ofsted status
  • Beautiful home-from-home rooms
  • Fabulous, secure garden with idyllic country feel
  • Close knit staff team known in the local community
  • Stunning, rural location and outdoor play opportunities

Already a Parent? Call 01778 380 232

If you are a current parent with a child at Treetops Caterpillar, Deeping St James and need to talk to us about your child please contact us on 01778 380 232.


Treetops Caterpillar

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Treetops Caterpillar

The Rundles
100 Bridge Street
Deeping st James

Enquiries: 01778 380 232

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