It's tempting to compare your child with others when it comes to those big milestones, particularly when you hear some parents boasting about how their little genius was reading Harry Potter at age 3, so it's reassuring to know our little ones are on the right track. Here at Tilly's Tots we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance, as do all childcare providers in England. The official documentation can be a bit 'wordy' but there's a really useful booklet called 'What to expect, when?' which tells you how you can support your child to reach those next steps. Simple suggestions for things like how to promote independence or foster a lifelong love of reading. It's also reassuring to see that 'normal' is your child developing at their own pace- they are all unique after all!