Last updated:

6th October 2023

Self Help

Within the first three years, young children become able to take an active part in their own physical care and to be a trusted helper in the nursery or their own home. They become steadily more able to:

  • Manage their own toileting and hygiene - the actual physical skills and the intellectual task of remembering and following a sequence 
  • Feed themselves, handle drinks and make choices about food 
  • Dress and undress, expressing preferences about clothes 
  • Take appropriate responsibility within their nursery or home by taking part in tidying up, serving out food and helping in routine daily tasks 
  • Make choices about activities and plan a bit ahead with the support of a patient adult.

(Nursery World)

I can wash my hands

Washing Hands Step by Step Poster

Kiddiwash Washing Hands Poster 

I can use the toilet

Guide to Potty Training

Guide to Toilet Training 

Guide to Night time Wetting 

I can feed myself

Feeding and Eating Information for Parents 

How to Help Young Children to Feed Themselves 

I drink from an open cup

Information Regarding Cups for Children 

Further Information about Children Drinking

I can get myself dressed

Dressing Skills