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 Birth to five DevelopmentWheel™                REF: DW1

From Birth to five – a guide to child development for parents/carers     

This easy to use full-colour wheel twists around to reveal the age section you need and has information on both sides. It was designed to compliment the 'Development & Learning Journey' Book which is for practitioners of children from birth to five. It also acts as an easy to use alternative. It 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) by practitioners and early years advisors and contains 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 the child, for each age group. 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.

This simple to use one piece tool measures approx 230mm in diameter, so they are easy to carry around and all of the information contained within it 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.



Organisations/authorities can buy the wheels in bulk or they can be purchased individually. There are significant savings for bulk purchases and these can be 'customised' with your logo and other details (see blue column below). The price for a single copy is £6 including free post and packing (P&P). Wheels can be bought online for this price now using the right hand column below.  
Birth to Five Practitioner booklet

This A4 full colour book is a guide for practitioners and is designed to compliment our birth to five Development Wheel for parents/carers. It was developed and written by a London based group of specialist practitioners and early years advisors.
Starting with a forward from Penny Tassoni, it then
contains more detailed information sections about what we might expect children to be achieving in the first five years of their life. The booklet can be purchased from stock or it can be commissioned with your own logo and other details on the back page - Click here for details.


Organisations/authorities can buy single or small quantities of this wheel online (using the links to the right), but for those who would like to commission larger quantities, you can have your copies 'customised' with your own logo and contact details on (minimum quantity now only 100 copies) 

These 'customised' wheels will 'brand' the publication for use in your own community (for instance you may wish to have copies in each of your settings, in children's centres or to give to your registered childminders).

he 'customised' option offers authorities/organisations the chance to save on the costs associated with the development and production of a new item like this, because all of the set up work has been done in terms of copywriting and editing, design, artwork, proofing and even the cutter guides to produce the wheel and rivet it together.

For organisations/authorities wishing to commission larger bulk 'customised' copies (1000+), discounts apply and your wheels will still cost less than the online retail price of £6. Your wheels will be 'customised' by tailoring the back of the wheels with your own logo, contact details and colour scheme as per the samples shown here for Lancashire and Rutland Councils. 

To find out more and get a full price list click here or please use the ‘email enquiry form’ button and we will contact you to discuss your needs further. Please note that the minimum order for 'customised' wheels is 100 copies, but they can cost under £2.50 each  if you order a large bulk quantity, so this is a great chance to get hold of these wheels with your own details on at a very good price. 



Use this column to view the options for purchasing your wheels now - either using online purchase for a speedy transaction or using one of our order forms

ONLINE: To buy individual copies of this wheel at £6 each, click on the 'add to cart' button below and then choose your quantity at the checkout. 

Birth to Five Parenting Development Wheel inc. FREE P&P

Save 5% on our 'packs' of ten wheels. 
Our 'packs' contain ten wheels for £57 inc. free P&P (£5.70 each). To purchase 'packs' of this wheel and save 5%, please click here.

Save over 7.5% with Small Boxes.
Purchase small boxes of 50 wheels and save over 7.5%. Small boxes of wheels are £278 (£5.56 each) inc. delivery. Click here for purchasing small boxes of 50 Development Wheels.

Save 10% with Bulk purchase.
Purchase boxes of 100 wheels and save 10%. Boxes of wheels are £540 (£5.40 each) inc. delivery. Click here for bulk purchase.

To order a selection of publications online, you might find it easier to use the ONLINE PURCHASE - buy it now link below, which takes you to a page where all of the publications can be purchased together.  Either way, online purchase will mean a speedy despatch of your wheels/publications without the need for purchase orders or clearing payments. 

ONLINE PURCHASE - Buy it now (secure site)



If you do not want to order online you can use our order forms. Click here to go to our purchase order/order forms page. This area also carries details if you would like to place your order using an official local authority purchase order.

'Customised' wheels delivery/schedule notice: 
We will always try to meet your needs in every way we can,
but 'customised wheels' can take at least four working weeks to produce following the approval of your artwork. This is due to the complex manufacturing process, part of which is done manually to construct the wheels. 

In busy periods (such as Feb - April during the government financial year end) and for large quantities, production can take longer. Please therefore build in plenty of time in your schedule of needs to ensure we can meet your  timescales
.  Sometimes we can get things done a bit quicker and we will always try, but the product is of a complex construction.