McMillan Early Childhood Centre

All needs met for children under 5 years in one place

Judge Heath Lane, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 2PD

02085 734427

Third Term At Nursery



  • Begin to develop emotional resilience and self-regulation (being able to recover from slight mishaps without needing the support of an adult)
  • Have the confidence to say, “No!” assertively with words or/and gestures
  • Begin to negotiate with their peers and make compromises
  • Begin to focus for longer periods of time on a chosen activity or an interest
  • Confidence in initiating conversations with known adults and making requests
  • Take turns in shared dialogue
  • Ask and answer questions in relation to their learning
  • Become more deeply involved in learning opportunities
  • Begin to recognise and make links with previous learning and experiences
  • Show a pride in personal achievements
  • Develop a self-awareness of their likes, dislikes and what they are good at doing
  • Create more complex play scenarios
  • Have increasing fine motor control in order to mark-make
  • Give meaning to their attempts at emergent writing
  • Increasing awareness of a range of initial sounds and phonics
  • Begin to form some significant letters correctly
  • An excitement and eagerness to move on to Reception class


  • Children resolving disputes with fewer adult interventions needed
  • Children having more consideration for their peers wellbeing, feelings and ideas
  • Deeper involvement in the curriculum
  • Revisiting of interests over a period of time
  • Children extending their knowledge and developing their life skills
  • A confidence in their approach to learning