This is all part of the same old problem - these children are simply not old enough for school and should remain in a nursery where they can deal with it and they won't be made to feel like freaks. Children need to start school at the right age for them not just because it happens to be the stated time of year. If schools insist on taking babies then they will have to deal with the issues babies face. I bet some of these poor little souls will only have had their fourth birthdays a few weeks before being asked to start school, no wonder they're not ready. As usual everyone is very keen to blame bad parenting or accuse the children of having developmental delays when actually they are really quite 'normal' and are just having to cope with the enormous task of fitting in to school life.