Caterpillar Music Expansion! Newbury and Winchester

Hi! I’m Jaz and I set up Caterpillar Music in Basingstoke in 2012. Our weekly music, movement and sensory classes got so popular that the 2 that I started with quickly grew to 6, then 10 and now we’re at a fabulous 24 weekly classes, many with waiting lists. I found I could no longer run sessions as just little old me, so now we are a team of 5!

Nicky was one of my class leaders that started with me back in 2016. I mentioned to her that I’d love to expand and go even further than where I was (Basingstoke, Bramley and Tadley). After her laughing and saying I do enough (she is actually right- doing this and taking care of my 3 little ones…! but I do love it!!) She said she’d love to come on board and wondered if we could do it together. We get on so well and also have a great working relationship. So we decided to go for it!! We are currently in the process of expanding.

We are setting up our superb classes to Winchester and Newbury and are launching this September.

For those of you that haven’t come to Caterpillar Music let me give you a little idea of what we do… each unique session will include a variety of amazing puppets, instruments, bubbles, parachutes, light shows, sensory equipment and much more. Each week is a new adventure. We could be diving under the sea one week and going to the circus the next.

We currently have over 300 Mums that come each 1/2 term and we often have families stay with us right from their little ones being tiny until they start preschool and even school.

One of the most precious things is to see a little one clap for the first time, or crawl to the puppet bag. We’ve had lots of “firsts” at class and it’s so lovely to be part of the journey that childhood is. We also work really hard on ensuring our classes are relaxed and comfortable for parents and carers and to help everyone feel welcome and “at home”.

We are SO excited for this new journey we are on to bring our sessions to new families. We will be launching in South Wonston, Winchester, Kingsclere and Thatcham to begin with. Once we’ve conquered those areas, no doubt we’ll be opening elsewhere too!

If you have friends or family or you’d like to come along to our new classes please do find us. We’re on Facebook: 

Jaz & Nicky xx

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A week to go!!!!!

It’s just over a week until the NorthHantsMum Summer Expo!

All profits from the day will go towards my Sky Dive for “The Bluebells”, Sebastian’s Action Trust.

This will be a ticketed event as there are limited places.

Tickets can be booked here

Raffle Prizes

Taster Sessions Booking

Photography Booking

On the day

  • 24 local business stalls (Details to follow tomorrow!)
  • Taster sessions (Caterpillar Music Chineham​, Kids Kan Dance​, Tots Play Basingstoke & Hook​ Baby Wearing Consultation).
  • A whole ROOM of Softplay/Bouncy Castle
  • Anna and Elsa Frozen Sing Along
  • Face Painting
  • A pop up tea room with fabulous home made cakes and goodies
  • Photography Pop Up Studio to take pictures of you and your family
  • Breastfeeding/Quiet room
  • Raffle with some AMAZING prizes (see above for a link to the prizes on offer)

There is also a Facebook event where I am keeping everyone up to date on the details of the Expo.

If you can’t make it, I would be very grateful if you would still be able to sponsor me: Thank you!

Hope to see you there!!!

NHM Summer Expo

Caterpillar Music Summer Parties 2014

Jaz asked me to let you know that she is running some Caterpillar Music Summer parties- when all the Mums are going mad for something to do at the end of the Summer!

There will be four summer parties on Wednesday 20th August at Chineham Village Hall at 9:30am, 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm.

Sessions are £5 per family (per 2 children, extra children are £1 each extra).

It’s pre-bookable in advance.

It’s a Caterpillar Music session followed by soft play that Jaz has hired.

There will also be a few Mum friendly stalls at the back to browse at.

For more details, please contact Jaz on her Caterpillar Music FB page HERE.

Classes that are still running during Summer 2013

Below are some classes which are still running during the summer holiday’s.

Most children’s centres are running a cut down programme during the summer. For more details, you can find the links to the Children’s Centre’s HERE.

Don’t forget to check out the PlayBus dates HERE. The Playbus is being run by local Children Centre’s, so should be appropriate for the under five’s.

Your local library will also be running some classes that are appropriate for babies and little one’s, like RhymeTime and Baby Bounce. You can find more details about local libraries HERE.


Jumble Bee’s

A fun and active sports session for you and your child. This is an affordable sports club for pre school children and toddlers.

The class will be a fun filled session with lots of games and sporting activities to help build confidence and physical ability whilst keeping fit and healthy.


preschool singing is on it’s holiday time table as of 29th July. 1 session at 9.45 with additional activity to follow(optional).

At st Gabriel’s church popley on Mondays. Pay as you go including refreshments. All welcome.

Tuesday’s and Thursday’s

Caterpillar Music

Summer sessions for Caterpillar Music:

  • Tuesday 23rd July 11:10am Chineham Village Hall Community Room
  • Thursday 25th July 1:15pm Christ Church in Chineham
  • Tuesday 30th July 11:10am Chineham Village Hall Community Room
  • Thursday 1st August 1:15pm Christ Church in Chineham

On Tuesday 27th August at 9:30-10:30 we are having a Caterpillar Music 1st Birthday Party at Chineham Village Hall. This will be a Caterpillar Music session followed by cake, drink, free play and children get Caterpillar Music “goody bags”.

The sessions are reduced at £4 per session (usually £5) and the party is £5 (but it must be prebooked).


NCT Coffee and Chat

10am to 12pm at Brookvale Hall. You don’t need to be an NCT member to attend. Costs £1.50 which includes drinks and cake.


Mumbaba sing along for preschoolers is running through the summer. There are 2 sessions on a Friday morning, 9.30 & 11 o’clock at Christ church, Chineham. Older siblings are welcome too. Pay as you go which includes refreshments.

Are there any other classes that are missing? Please let me know if there are. Thank you!

Caterpillar Music 2013

Jaz has been a long time reader of Caterpillar Music and NHM was one of the first places to announce the new Caterpillar Music classes when they started last year. I’m delighted to welcome Jaz back to NHM and to see that the business is going so well for her. It’s great that she is able to offer such a fab discount to NHM Readers. Please see below for details. Thanks Jaz!


Looking for fun for little ones? Look no further- Caterpillar Music has everything on offer! As a private music teacher and a mum of 2 young children, Jaz knows how to engage and stimulate your child as well as help them to learn and develop. She aims to make each Caterpillar Music class an exciting experience for both Mum and baby or toddler.

Each unique session at Caterpillar Music will include amazing puppets, exciting instruments, bubbles, parachutes, light shows, ribbons, scarves, sensory toys as well as learning about colours, numbers, shapes and more. Your child will learn through play and song and make friends whilst doing it.

FB monkey puppet

There is a lovely, relaxed atmosphere at the Caterpillar Music classes and your child is encouraged to join in as much or as little as they wish. Ages range from the smallest (3 days is our youngest!) up to 3 years and each can join in and enjoy the music and activities, developing at their own pace.

If you are a Mummy looking for some like-minded friends too, come on down and have some fun and a good old natter!Contact Jaz to book a free trial- 07952 935021 or, check the Facebook page /CaterpillarMusicChineham or look at the website to find out more


If you quote “North Hants Mum” when booking, you also get £10 off.

Siblings are always free of charge.

Current classes are:

  • Mondays 11am Wellington Country Park (With a FREE hour in the park)
  • Tuesdays 11:10am Chineham Village Hall Community Room
  • Thursdays 1:15pm Christ Church in Chineham

Also, if you “like” Caterpillar Music Chineham on facebook to get automatically entered to the competition to win 5 FREE classes.

Spaces are limited as classes are small and intimate so you need to book in advance.


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Caterpillar Music 2012

Guest Posts in 2012

I need to say a HUGE thank you to all of the wonderful Ladies and Gents who contributed a Guest Post to NHM in 2012. Thank you so much for your inputs and for your support. I’ve had feedback from several of you that NHM has helped increase business, which is AWESOME! Long may it continue and thank you to those of you who shared NHM’s details with your friends and networks in return and those of you who have contacted people because you’ve seen their Guest Post.

I also wanted to give a big shout out to Sophie who has been a great support from the beginning and often contributes with Guest Post’s when I’ve run out of time or inspiration. Thank you Soph.

Reflexology – Wendy

Active Learners – Amy

Phoenix Trading Cards – Claire

Fitness with Becky Lane – Becky

Massage for Mum’s – Marta

New Shop: Devlin Rhodes – Tara

MAD Academy – Elaine

Book your free electric vehicle advice clinic – Robert

Ikon Works Photography – Tasha

First Aid Kits – Sophie

Bra Fitting Service – Abigail

Makaton in Basingstoke – Sophie

Basingstoke Baby and Children’s Markets – Tom

“1,000,000,000 sit ups – The end of an era!” – Lola

First Aid Angels in Basingstoke – Vicky

BuggyTug – Di

The Creation Station – Lara

Slings and Sling Meets in Basingstoke – Martina

FitMama – Marie

Caterpillar Music – Jaz

More Part Time work opportunities in North Hampshire – Georgina

New Photography Studio at Viables – Sarah

Caterpillar Music 2012

Jasmine contacted me asking me to publicise the details about her new new baby and toddler music class which is coming to Basingstoke this Autumn.

Jasmine is a qualified music teacher and Mum to young children so she understands how important it is to engage and stimulate our children. Each Caterpillar Music class is a unique session which will include amazing puppets, exciting instruments as well as innovative props, all of which will help your child learn through play and song.

The sessions will take place on Tuesday’s at ChristChurch in Chineham from 9.40am until 11.10am and are suitable from birth to 4 years of age.

If you are interested and would like to attend a class Jasmine is offering free trial classes for anyone who mentions NorthHantsMum. You can find more details about the classes:

Thanks Jasmine! Best of luck with the new business!