4 - 5 years old

"In our warm and nurturing environment, we value the natural rhythms of childhood and encourage imagination and creativity. We engage children through storytelling, artistic expression, and meaningful play, which nurtures a sense of wonder and connection to the world. Our holistic approach acknowledges each child's unique journey and cultivates a love for learning that extends beyond the classroom."

Comprehensive Development Milestones Of A DPS Gaya Child

Nursery (4-5 years old)

Language and Communication

Language and Communication

  • Uses an expansive vocabulary and forms complex sentences in conversations.
  • Actively engages in group discussions and storytelling sessions.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in alphabetic knowledge and can recognise their name and other familiar words.
  • Engages actively in reading activities, including predicting story outcomes and discussing story elements.
  • Shows phonological awareness by recognising rhyming words and clapping syllables.
  • Exhibits early writing skills, describing drawings and copying letters, particularly from their own name.


  • Exhibits effective emotional self-regulation during structured activities and free play.
  • Demonstrates social skills through cooperation and sharing during group activities.
  • Takes on classroom responsibilities, showing early signs of leadership and independence.
  • Participates in the group life of the class and shares space with peers.
  • Engages quickly in routine activities and attempts new activities and situations with increasing confidence.
Motor Skills

Motor Skills

  • Manoeuvres with agility in running, climbing, and obstacle course.
  • Performs fine motor tasks like cutting shapes and drawing figures.
  • Uses the pincer grip and sustains it for longer periods of time for simple and complex activities.
  • Displays an understanding of good health and hygiene and begins to verbalise awareness of safe/unsafe behaviour.


  • Demonstrates number recognition and counting skills, including understanding terms like “more than” and “fewer than”.
  • Exhibits a basic understanding of numerical values and can match numbers to corresponding quantities.
  • Engages in spatial reasoning, identifying and describing shapes and their positions using terms like “under” and “next to”.
  • Shows interest in exploratory activities involving numbers and shapes, such as puzzles and sorting exercises.
  • Displays an understanding that a shape’s orientation in space can change.


  •  Asks questions to understand cause and effect in natural and social contexts.
  • Differentiates between past and present, relating it to personal experiences.
  • Begins to explore different ways of approaching known tasks and situations.
  • Begins to explore different strategies for problem-solving before asking for assistance.