What to expect when

The Department for Education, in conjunction with 4Children, have developed a ‘What to expect, when?’ handbook which is guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage. It enables parents to check their child’s physical, social and language development against milestones and learn how best to support them in their development. Please remember, children do not develop in uniformed patterns, and the first five years is a period of rapid development, so your child may not fit into an exact age bracket. However this guidance can provide generalised support to move your child’s learning forward. We are eager to involve parents in the life of the school, if you have any queries or if you would like to discuss any aspect of nursery life with us, do not hesitate to pop in for chat or phone call.

The guidance can be viewed below or via the Foundation Years website at:



View the PDF Guide here