I just want some opinions and ideas about other teachers' practice. Discovered recently that the teacher in our nursery has started using the scheme books (borrowed from a Reception class) for our 3/4 year olds - 'because they are ready for it'. This is with approval of an acting HT (who is not an early years expert by any means). Our catchment is an area of high social deprivation - most children can't even speak a sentence on entry to Nursery. I am the EYFS co-ordinator and am deeply unhappy about this, as I think speaking and listening + Letters and Sounds Phase 1 type activities should be the priority for these children - but my opinions do not seem to count any more - HT and Nursery staff just seem to think I want to 'hold children back' and are thrilled that they have such 'advanced' children!