The Development Wheels concept

The Development Wheels™ concept was established in 2009. The approach started with the production of a birth to five parenting support wheel in partnership with Early Years, Childcare and Family Support practitioners and authors within a local government agency.

From there the Early Years and Childcare Publishing Partnership (EYCPP) was developed as an umbrella organisation to further develop the initiative and build the format under the Development Wheels brand. In 2012, a second brand, Early Years Developmentors™, was created to produce practical usable information resources that use individual fictional fun characters to take parents, carers and children through a range of early years subjects. These subjects include toilet learning, feeding toddlers and oral care. The materials/resources include play-mats, scribble pads and small cube boxes.

A second partnership, The Developmental Resources Publishing Partnership, was established in 2014 as further titles in the Development Wheel range were produced. Since that time the concept has become established and the partnerships have so far produced 26 titles under the Development Wheels™ brand.

The two partnerships consists of all of the authors and specialists involved in the writing and production of these unique, easy to use resources. Some are private authors, some are from private organisations working within these sectors and some of the partners are from specialist government agencies working within these sectors. The partnerships continues to expand as the portfolio of Development Wheel titles and other resources continues to grow.

THERE ARE NOW 26 TITLES IN THE DEVELOPMENT WHEELS RANGE - further titles are in production

Development Wheels™ are produced and published by KMMD, who act as managing partners on behalf of the partnership. KMMD often also takes the role of co-ordinators in the production of each title. Once initially produced, KMMD markets each Development Wheel title for the partnership in order to meet the needs of the sectors for which the concept supports.

This is very much a partnership approach that is about doing something different to produce unique publications for the early years, childcare, health, education and family support sectors. The partnerships ensure these resources are easy to use and made available at the cheapest possible cost in order to support these sectors and the dedicated people who work within them.

For this reason, KMMD owns the intellectual property (IP) for the concept, design and trademarks™ of Development Wheels™ within the sectors they support (early years, childcare, health, education and family support services), whilst it operates the Development Wheels™ brand and production for the partnerships. All Development Wheels™ are protected under copyright© and the brand and conceptual approach has trademarks™ for protection under UK law. This enables the partnerships to continue their work in this way, producing cost-effective, unique resources to support the early years, childcare, health, education and family support sectors.



A set of three large format DevelopmentWheels™ containing everything
you need on the 2012 EYFS from Development Matters. 

Each one is based around one of the principles and themes
of the new EYFS. Buy them individually or as a set of three



A Unique Child 
(ref SDW1)

Positive Relationships 
(ref SDW2)

Enabling Environments 
(ref SDW3)



Two new Early Years Schema Development Wheels. Click HERE for info 


Click HERE for details of
all our wheels and to


Organisations click HERE for info on commissioning copies with your logo on


in the series

Click here to see our full range of Development Wheels

DevelopmentWheels™ are produced under copyright© and in partnership
with early years practitioners, health and education professionals and other specialist authors.

There are currently twenty three titles in our standard size range and these can be bought individually or in small quantities from stock.

We also produce 'customised' copies in bulk with your logo on

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OTHER WHEELS (now out) - Postnatal Health (PND). Schema Series (two wheels). Five Communications wheels from early years through to KS4.  Early Years Reading & Maths
...others include: Pregnancy/Antenatal, School Readiness, Inclusion, SEND, Birth to Five Parenting, Two-Year Progress Check ... click here for the full range

Get our free PUBLICATIONS GUIDE (see right)

For more information about all of our publications, we now have our 50 page 'Guide to all of our Development Wheels and other publications' available. It has a separate page for each wheel and other publications and also gives details about getting your own 'customised'/branded wheels for your organisation.

You can see a copy if you click HERE or click on the picture to the right.

It is in a PDF format, so you can see the complete guide for more info on all of our publications, download your own copy and print off copies from the PDF.

You can also make copies of the guide to send on to colleagues and other partners who might be interested in this unique and useful concept.

© Please note: All of our publications are protected and produced under copyright© and should not be copied or reproduced without the written permission of the publisher at any time either in print or electronically.   DevelopmentWheel,  DevelopmentWheels,  Development Wheel™ and  GLO-IES are trademarks owned/used by KMMD.

New publications are being developed on a regular basis, so please bookmark this site so that you can easily return to visit us.

All of our DevelopmentWheels™ are produced with specialist practitioners and authors through either The Developmental Resources Publishing Partnership (DevRPP) - click here for more info, or The Early Years and Childcare Publishing Partnership - EYCPP (for the wheels we produce to support young children) - click here to go to the EYCPP partnership website for more details.

This site is run for the partnerships by KMMD (Publishing), part of the K M Marketing and Development (KMMD) Group Ltd

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