Development wheel sets

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These wheels have been developed for parents, practitioners and all professionals working in the early years and childcare sector.

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Schema development wheel set

Price: £8.99 +p&p

Following many requests for a schema resource, we have now developed these two new wheels. They have been written by schema specialist Stella Nalini and outdoor play and early years activity trainer Gail Ryder Richardson.

This is the first wheel in the schema development wheel series. 'A guide to understanding schemas' explains what schemas are and their importance. The wheel has eight other sections on each side covering the following areas; trajectory, transporting, connecting, on top, scattering, rotation, enclosing and enveloping. Under these headings, one side of the wheel describes how a child might be recognised as having a pre-dominant disposition towards some of these areas more than others, whilst the other side focuses on the potential learning for each area.

This is the second wheel in the schema development wheel series. 'A guide to supporting schemas' offers ideas and suggestions for recognising and supporting schematic patterns of play and behaviour. Again using the eight areas used in the understanding schema development wheel, one side of the wheel suggests activities for inside the learning environment or home and the other side focuses on the outdoor environment. A number of the ideas and suggestions can also be used in both environments.

Equality and inclusion set

Price: £9.00 +p&p

This new easy to use full-colour wheel twists around to reveal the section you need and has information on both sides.
It is designed to provide practitioners and parents with some simple strategies to support and include all children. The main focus is on developing skills in the prime areas of learning.

The wheel is organised into sections to address typical everyday issues that may arise in the early years setting and at home. Whilst one side has sections such as resources and environment within an early years setting, the other side focuses on what to do at home. Sections include, routines, emotions/feelings and choices/independence. Other sections help the encouragement of positive behaviour and learning.

This simple to use one piece tool (measuring approx 230mm in diameter, so they are easy to carry around) comes laminated for a longer lifespan and all of the information contained within it was written by practitioners and early years professionals to ensure that it will meet the needs of families and professionals.

This new easy to use full-colour wheel twists around to reveal the section you need and has information on both sides.
Split into nine sections on each side, this moveable wheel twists round to the relevant section and has been designed for early years settings, including maintained nurseries, as a stand-alone reminder of important SEND terms and definitions.
The role of SENCo is a demanding and complex one with a language of its own; this wheel will be particularly useful for new SENCos, but it is also a helpful quick guide to SEND terms and definitions for managers, teachers and all early years practitioners.

The front of the wheel highlights the role of the SENCo, the importance of partnership with parents and follows through the graduated approach as highlighted in the SEND code of practice. The reverse of the wheel covers useful definitions, including the broad areas of need and the importance of the Equality Act 2010.
This simple to use one piece tool (measuring approx 230mm in diameter, so they are easy to carry around) comes laminated for a longer lifespan and also serves as a reminder of the additional sources of funding that early years providers can access to support various groups of children.

Pre and postnatal set

Price: £14.00 +p&p

This new, full-colour wheel has been developed by a London Early Years and Community Services team, along with local NHS practitioners at North West London Hospital Trust.

Like the other wheels, this version twists around to reveal the section you need, with one side showing the babies development with images and the other side covering key developments.

Key developments include how the baby is forming, what the 'mum-to-be' might be noticing and consideration of each stage of the pregnancy. Section one is from week zero to week eight and the last section is from 36 weeks through to birth, with the other seven sections covering the twenty eight weeks in between.
The wheel also features a calendar to enable you to count the weeks of your pregnancy and a ruler to give an idea of the baby’s size at any stage of the pregnancy.
All the regular sized discs are approx. 230mm in diameter and are laminated for strength.

This Development Wheel was written by Sharin Baldwin and Patricia Kelly from the London North West Health Visiting Clinical Academic Hub. It is supported by the Institute of Health Visiting (IHV) who also assisted the authors in the pre-production research and evaluation of the content.

Around one in seven mothers and one in ten fathers can suffer from postnatal depression (PND) after the birth of a child and this wheel has been developed to support Health Visitors and other practitioners to offer guidance and help to parents. This wheel features information for mothers on one side and for fathers on the other, so both parents can be engaged and informed about PND.

The content covers areas such as:
-'What is postnatal depression?'
-‘How postnatal depression (PND) can affect parents’
-‘Triggers of PND’
-‘How PND can affect the baby’
-‘Self-help measures to improve emotional wellbeing’
-'What to do if you think you have PND'
-'The signs and symptoms'
-'How PND can affect mothers and fathers'
All the regular sized discs are approx. 230mm in diameter and are laminated for strength.

A child’s brain is amazing!
This wheel offers information and guidance on how a child’s brain develops from pre-birth through to five years old.

A child’s brain begins to grow before birth. During the first three years it will grow the most. By age three 90% of their brain will be developed.

This development wheel is double sided and divided into sections. One side shows the growth stages and information about a child’s brain. The other offers tips and ideas about how to help a child’s brain develop.

The wheel also has information about how parents/carers can support themselves and offers sources of support.

This wheel was written by practitioners and early years advisors to ensure that it will meet the needs of not only parents and carers, but also professionals/practitioners and others working in early years health.

All the regular sized discs are approx. 230mm in diameter and are laminated for strength.

Parenting for school set

Price: £22 +p&p

Learning about maths at an early age happens both indoors and outdoors. This unique tool covers babies' early awareness of shapes, space and measures offering ideas for everyday activities that will develop their sensory awareness and opportunities to observe objects and their movements from an early age. The wheel then builds through the age related sections to the last section covering four to five years of age when children are then counting and recognising some numerals.

This wheel was written by early years Maths specialist and author, Judith Stevens, to ensure that it will meet the needs of professionals and parents, carers and families.

The back sections of the wheel show how practitioners, teachers, parents and carers can help development through help and ideas based around numbers and shape, space and measures.

All the regular sized discs are approx. 230mm in diameter and are laminated for strength.

This wheel has been written by Early Years Literacy Specialist and Consultant, Nikki Elliston, aiming to meet the needs of professionals and parents, carers and families.

As with all wheels, there is easily accessible information on one side, specific to encouraging and supporting children’s reading, with activities on the reverse.  There is also additional information on phonics within the wheel and on an additional information leaflet.

All the regular sized discs are approx. 230mm in diameter and are laminated for strength.

Children develop in the context of relationships and the environment around them. This wheel, written by Gail Ryder-Richardson, explores the ways in which children engage with other people and their environment – playing and exploring, active learning, and creating and thinking critically – underpinning learning and development across all areas and support children to remain effective and motivated learners.

Split into nine age-related sections, one side of the wheel focuses on some of the things that a child may be able to do, whilst the other side of the wheel looks at outdoor play and learning, offering tips and ideas about what to do with children in an outside environment to help their development.

The wheel covers many areas of the outdoors, including the garden, trips to the shops, visits to the park or just sitting, watching and talking to enjoy the different environments brought about by our ever changing seasons and learn about the things around us.

All the regular sized discs are approx. 230mm in diameter and are laminated for strength.

This development wheel will get you started and develop your understanding of all gardening areas.

It is designed to help guide you through the jobs and activities you are likely to need to be aware of, or need to do, whether it be at home or in the outside space of a nursery or other setting.

Split into nine sections the moveable wheel twists round to the relevant section.  Sections cover key gardening areas such as:
- getting started
- gardening terms
- tools
- planning
- planting and plants
- a seasonal gardening calendar.

There is also a children's section that will help to get children into gardening and learn about gardening safely.

This wheel was written by practitioners and early years advisors to ensure that it will meet the needs of not only parents and carers, but also practitioners, students and others working in early years.

All the regular sized discs are approx. 230mm in diameter and are laminated for strength.

This new easy to use full-colour wheel twists around to reveal the section you need and has information on both sides. It has been designed specifically for practitioners and school teachers to use and to actively share with families.

Split into eight sections the moveable wheel twists round to the relevant  section. On one side of the wheel there is a section about what School Readiness is and further sections on the various ingredients for School Readiness, focusing on a number of areas including the health aspects, communication, learning and physical development. The reverse side looks at family involvement and a shared approach to supporting individual children's development with information for professionals and parents/carers.

This simple to use one piece tool (measuring approx 230mm in diameter, so they are easy to carry around) comes laminated for a longer lifespan and all of the information contained within it was written by practitioners and early years professionals to ensure that it will meet the needs of not only practitioners and teachers, but also parents, carers and other family members.


Communication skills set

Price: £22 +p&p

Useful for parents and practitioners alike, this wheel was developed by early years specialists in Harrow and by NHS practitioners at North London Hospital Trust and is split into nine sections, focusing on the child’s current speech and language skills, which are colour-coded in the five areas of development.
⦁ attention and listening
⦁ social interaction
⦁ play
⦁ understanding
⦁ expression, talking and speech.

The reverse of the wheel focuses on further developing the child’s speech and language skills, with information and illustrations.

All the regular sized discs are approx. 230mm in diameter and are laminated for strength.

The communication skills by age seven follows the principles of the other Communication wheels, being split into eight sections covering four key areas of communication;
-social interaction
-vocabulary
-understanding and reasoning
-sentence, structure and narrative.

One side covers what the child might be able to do by age seven, whilst the reverse looks at what teachers, parents and carers can do to support the child’s developing communication skills. This communication development wheel was produced with specialist teachers and therapists in Coventry & Warwickshire NHS.

All the regular sized discs are approx. 230mm in diameter and are laminated for strength.

The communication skills by age eleven follows the principles of the other communication wheels, being split into eight sections covering four key areas of communication;
-social interaction
-vocabulary
-understanding and reasoning
-sentence, structure and narrative.

One side covers what the child might be able to do by age eleven, whilst the reverse looks at what teachers, parents and carers can do to support the child’s developing communication skills. This communication development wheel was produced with specialist teachers and therapists in Coventry & Warwickshire NHS.

All the regular sized discs are approx. 230mm in diameter and are laminated for strength.

The communication skills by age fourteen follows the principles of the other communication wheels, being split into eight sections covering four key areas of communication;
-social interaction
-vocabulary
-understanding and reasoning
-sentence, structure and narrative.

One side covers what the young person might be able to do by age fourteen, whilst the reverse looks at what teachers, parents and carers can do to support the young person’s developing communication skills. This communication development wheel was produced with specialist teachers and therapists in Coventry & Warwickshire NHS.

All the regular sized discs are approx. 230mm in diameter and are laminated for strength.

The communication skills by age eighteen follows the principles of the other communication wheels, being split into eight sections covering four key areas of communication;
-social interaction
-vocabulary
-understanding and reasoning
-sentence, structure and narrative.

One side covers what the young person might be able to do by age 18, whilst the reverse looks at what teachers, parents and carers can do to support the young person’s developing communication skills. This communication development wheel was produced with specialist teachers and therapists in Coventry & Warwickshire NHS.

All the regular sized discs are approx. 230mm in diameter and are laminated for strength.

Child development set

Price: £27 +p&p

This wheel was developed with the Early Years and Community Services team as a follow on from the “Helping Little Ones Bloom” book (which is for birth to three years) developed by practitioners and early years advisors, containing useful information about what we might expect children to be achieving in the first five years of their life.

Split into nine sections the moveable wheel twists round to the relevant age section - the first being birth to three months and the last being age four to five. On one side of the wheel there are things that the child might/should be able to do and also a list of things that the family can do to help to stimulate the child’s awareness, learning and development phases. The reverse side gives parents information about how to keep the child safe and healthy at each stage of their development from birth through to five years old.

All the regular sized discs are approx. 230mm in diameter and are laminated for strength.

This wheel is a great reference tool that outlines the EYFS and includes the seventeen early learning goals.

It accessibly shares the prime and specific areas that make up the seven areas of learning which shape educational programmes in early years settings. It then focuses on the goals that children might be expected to achieve. One side of the wheel outlines each of the seven areas of learning and the reverse of the wheel details each of the seventeen early learning goals.

This wheel was written by practitioners and early years advisors to ensure that it will meet the needs of not only parents and carers, but also practitioners, students and others working in early years.

All the regular sized discs are approx. 230mm in diameter and are laminated for strength.

This wheel is aimed at supporting parents and carers of older children (5 to 12 years) and follows on from the birth to five parenting wheel. Along with the teenage wheel, it completes the family of 'age-related' wheels for parents and carers of children through to their adult years.

Written by practitioners at Harrow Council, these wheels are split into eight sections and each wheel carries information on both sides for each age year.
One side of the wheel lists the skills that the child is likely able to do at this age, with the reverse suggesting areas of learning and support for that specific age group.

All the regular sized discs are approx. 230mm in diameter and are laminated for strength.

Following many requests for a schema resource, we have now developed these two new wheels. They have been written by schema specialist Stella Nalini and outdoor play and early years activity trainer Gail Ryder Richardson.

This is the first wheel in the schema development wheel series. 'A guide to understanding schemas' explains what schemas are and their importance.

The wheel has eight other sections on each side covering the following areas; trajectory, transporting, connecting, on top, scattering, rotation, enclosing and enveloping. Under these headings, one side of the wheel describes how a child might be recognised as having a pre-dominant disposition towards some of these areas more than others, whilst the other side focuses on the potential learning for each area.

This wheel is for parents/carers and teenagers (12 to 19 years) and follows on from the production of the birth to five, and older children's parenting wheels. It completes the family of 'age-related' wheels for parents and carers of children through to their adult years.

Written by practitioners at Harrow Council, these wheels are split into eight sections and each wheel carries information on both sides for each age year. On one side of the wheel there are things that the child or teenager might/should be able to do and also a list of things that the family can do to help the child/teenager, for each age group.

The teenage wheel focuses on positive contributions and the achievement of economic well-being and the reverse side of this wheel gives parents/carers information about how they might help teenagers work towards these achievements as they move towards adulthood.

This is the second wheel in the schema development wheel series. 'A guide to supporting schemas' offers ideas and suggestions for recognising and supporting schematic patterns of play and behaviour.

Again using the eight areas used in the understanding schema development wheel, one side of the wheel suggests activities for inside the learning environment or home and the other side focuses on the outdoor environment. A number of the ideas and suggestions can also be used in both environments.

Supersize EYFS development wheel set

Price: £27.00 (+VAT +p&p =£32.96)

This was the first in the series and is about 'A unique child'. It holds everything you need on the EYFS on this theme of the framework from development matters.

This wheel is about 'Positive relationships' and holds everything you need from the EYFS and from development matters on this theme.

This wheel is themed around 'Enabling environments' and holds everything you need from the EYFS and from development matters on this principle.

Early years practitioner set

Price: £72.50 +p&p

This was the first in the series and is about 'A unique child'. It holds everything you need on the EYFS on this theme of the framework from development matters.

Useful for parents and practitioners alike, this wheel was developed by early years specialists in Harrow and by NHS practitioners at North London Hospital Trust and is split into nine sections, focusing on the child’s current speech and language skills, which are colour-coded in the five areas of development.
⦁ attention and Listening
⦁ social Interaction
⦁ play
⦁ understanding
⦁ expression, talking and speech

The reverse of the wheel focusses on further developing the child’s speech and language skills, with information and illustrations.

All the regular sized discs are approx. 230mm in diameter and are laminated for strength.

Children develop in the context of relationships and the environment around them. This wheel, written by Gail Ryder-Richardson, explores the ways in which children engage with other people and their environment – playing and exploring, active learning, and creating and thinking critically – underpinning learning and development across all areas and support children to remain effective and motivated learners.

Split into nine age-related sections, one side of the wheel focuses on some of the things that a child may be able to do, whilst the other side of the wheel looks at outdoor play and learning, offering tips and ideas about what to do with children in an outside environment to help their development.

The wheel covers many areas of the outdoors, including the garden, trips to the shops, visits to the park or just sitting, watching and talking to enjoy the different environments brought about by our ever changing seasons and learn about the things around us.

All the regular sized discs are approx. 230mm in diameter and are laminated for strength.

This wheel is about 'Positive relationships' and holds everything you need from the EYFS and from development matters on this theme.

Learning about maths at an early age happens both indoors and outdoors. This unique tool covers babies' early awareness of shapes, space and measures offering ideas for everyday activities that will develop their sensory awareness and opportunities to observe objects and their movements from an early age. The wheel then builds through the age related sections to the last section covering four to five years of age when children are then counting and recognising some numerals.

This wheel was written by early years maths specialist and author, Judith Stevens, to ensure that it will meet the needs of professionals and parents, carers and families.

The back sections of the wheel show how practitioners, teachers, parents and carers can help development through help and ideas based around numbers and shape, space and measures.

All the regular sized discs are approx. 230mm in diameter and are laminated for strength.

Following many requests for a schema resource, we have now developed these two new wheels. They have been written by schema specialist Stella Nalini and outdoor play and early years activity trainer Gail Ryder Richardson. 
This is the first wheel in the schema development wheel series. 'A guide to understanding schemas' explains what schemas are and their importance.

The wheel has eight other sections on each side covering the following areas; trajectory, transporting, connecting, on top, scattering, rotation, enclosing and enveloping. Under these headings, one side of the wheel describes how a child might be recognised as having a pre-dominant disposition towards some of these areas more than others, whilst the other side focuses on the potential learning for each area.

This wheel is themed around 'Enabling environments' and holds everything you need from the EYFS and from development matters on this principle.

This wheel has been written by Early Years Literacy Specialist and Consultant, Nikki Elliston, aiming to meet the needs of professionals and parents, carers and families.

As with all wheels, there is easily accessible information on one side, specific to encouraging and supporting children’s reading, with activities on the reverse. There is also additional information on phonics within the wheel and on an additional information leaflet.

All the regular sized discs are approx. 230mm in diameter and are laminated for strength.

This is the second wheel in the schema development wheel series. 'A guide to supporting schemas' offers ideas and suggestions for recognising and supporting schematic patterns of play and behaviour.

Again using the eight areas used in the understanding schema development Wheel, one side of the wheel suggests activities for inside the learning environment or home and the other side focuses on the outdoor environment. A number of the ideas and suggestions can also be used in both environments.

This new easy to use full-colour wheel twists around to reveal the section you need and has information on both sides. It has been designed specifically for practitioners and school teachers to use and to actively share with families.

Split into eight sections the moveable wheel twists round to the relevant section. On one side of the wheel there is a section about what School Readiness is and further sections on the various ingredients for School Readiness, focusing on a number of areas including the health aspects, communication, learning and physical development. The reverse side looks at family involvement and a shared approach to supporting individual children's development with information for professionals and parents/carers.

This simple to use one piece tool (measuring approx 230mm in diameter, so they are easy to carry around) comes laminated for a longer lifespan and all of the information contained within it was written by practitioners and early years professionals to ensure that it will meet the needs of not only practitioners and teachers, but also parents, carers and other family members.

A child’s brain is amazing!
This wheel offers information and guidance on how a child’s brain develops from pre-birth through to five years old.

A child’s brain begins to grow before birth. During the first three years it will grow the most. By age three 90% of their brain will be developed.
This development wheel is double sided and divided into sections. One side shows the growth stages and information about a child’s brain. The other offers tips and ideas about how to help a child’s brain develop.

The wheel also has information about how parents/carers can support themselves and offers sources of support.

This wheel was written by practitioners and early years advisors to ensure that it will meet the needs of not only parents and carers, but also professionals/practitioners and others working in early years health.
All the regular sized discs are approx. 230mm in diameter and are laminated for strength.