Ready for School in Derbyshire

The 10 keys to unlocking school readiness*

  • I can settle happily without my parent/carer
  • I can tell friends and grown-ups what I need
  • I can take turns and share when I am playing
  • I can go to the toilet on my own and wash my hands
  • I can put on my own coat and shoes and feed myself
  • I can tell a grown up if I am happy, sad or cross
  • I know that what I do and say can make others happy or unhappy
  • I am curious and want to learn and play
  • I can stop what I am doing, listen and follow simple instructions
  • I enjoy sharing books with grown ups


*If a child is developing typically for their age

Ready for School in Derbyshire

Ready for School in Derbyshire

The 10 keys to unlocking school readiness (if a child is developing typically for their age)

I can settle happily without my parent/carer

I can tell friends and grown-ups what I need

I can take turns and share when I am playing

I can go to the toilet on my own and wash my hands

I can put on my own coat and shoes and feed myself

I can tell a grown up if I am happy, sad or cross

I know that what I do and say can make others happy or unhappy

I am curious and want to learn and play

I can stop what I am doing, listen and follow simple instructions

I enjoy sharing books with grown ups