When we assess and track the children’s development at Little Houghton Day Nursery, we use government guidelines known as Development Matters. They are basically a collection of milestones which little ones can be expected to reach eg a baby of 8-20 months is likely to be using noises, words, pointing or touch to start a conversation with you. You’ll see notice from this example that the age range is pretty wide!
The document is a good starting point, though, and helps to highlight if there are any developmental delays we should discuss with you.
Rather than wade through the entire document, you might prefer this:
It’s a really friendly little guide which explains the milestones we can expect from our children. Please don’t hesitate to have a chat with your child’s key person if you have any concerns.