Schemas DevelopmentWheels™                                                REF: DW21 and DW22

A set of two guides covering Schemas. One explains schemas in our 'Understanding Schemas' wheel, whilst the other offers ideas and support through our 'Supporting Schemas' wheel    

Following many requests for a schemas resource, we have now developed these two new wheels. They have been written by Schemas specialist Stella Nalini and outdoor play specialist and early years activity trainer Gail Ryder Richardson. 

The first of these two early years wheels is 'A Guide to Understanding Schemas' and starts off by explaining what they are and why schemas are so important. The wheel has eight other sections on each side covering the following areas; Trajectory, Transporting, Connecting, On top, Scattering, Rotation, Enclosing and Enveloping. Under these headings, one side of the wheel describes how a child might be recognised as having a pre-dominant position towards some of these areas more than others, whilst the other side focuses on the potential learning for each area.

The second wheel is 'A Guide to Supporting Schemas' and offers ideas and suggestions for noticing and supporting schematic patterns of play and behaviour. Again using the eight areas used in the Understanding wheel, one side of the wheel suggests activities that can be done inside the home or learning environment, whilst the other side focuses on the outdoors. A number of the ideas and suggestions can also be used in both environments.

Like all of our other Development Wheels,  these wheels can be 'customised' by commissioning your own copies with your logo and contact details on the back of the wheel.

They can also be bought individually from stock for £4.99 each, or you can get both as a set for only £8.99 including free P&P.


Organisations/authorities can commission 'customised' copies with your logo and other details (see blue column below). You can also buy the wheels in bulk or they can be purchased individually. The price for a single copy is £4.99 or £8.99 for the set of two wheels including free post and packing (P&P).

There are savings for larger quantities, for instance you can buy a pack of ten wheels for £4.49 each or a box of 100 for only £399 (£3.99 each). Wheels can be bought online now using the right hand 'ONLINE PURCHASE' column below or you can contact us to order larger quantities from stock using a purchase order. There are significant savings for bulk purchases (boxes of 100) or on packs of ten wheels.


Understanding Schemas - ref: DW21

Supporting Schemas - ref: DW22



can buy single or small quantities online (using the 'Buy now' link to the right).

Should you wish to purchase larger quantities (perhaps using an official purchase order) please contact us. You can purchase copies from stock or you may wish to get your copies 'customised' with your own logo and contact details on (minimum quantity applies).

The 'customised' option offers authorities/organisations the chance to save on the costs associated with the development and production of a new item/publication 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.

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 Rutland, Harrow and Lancashire Councils. 

To find out more and get a full price list click here and we will contact you to discuss your needs further.


To buy a set of these wheels at £8.99, click on the 'add to cart' button below and then choose your quantity at the checkout

  Schema Set of two Development Wheels inc. FREE P&P

You can purchase individual copies of either of these wheels
(or any of our other Development Wheels) if you click

Alternatively, use the links below and make savings of up to 20% on the individual price.

Save 10% on our 'packs'. 
Our 'packs' contain ten wheels for £44.90
inc. free P&P (£4.49 each). To purchase 'packs' of this
wheel and save 10%, please click here.

Save 20% with Bulk purchase.
Purchase boxes of 100 wheels and save nearly 20%.
Boxes of wheels are £399 (£3.99 each) plus delivery.
Click here for bulk purchase.

Development Wheel SETS
We have a range of different Development Wheel sets available, where you can purchase different wheels together and make savings. Click here to see our full range of sets that are currently available


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.