That's really helpful. Thank you for such a detailed reply. How would I find this out? Is mum likely to know? That sounds a good idea. His support worker from nursery said that he will sometimes stay on the carpet at nursery if he is holding something that he'd been playing with. She tried him with some sorting vehicles on the visit, but it didn't work. I've got some of my daughter's old baby toys up in the loft, and some of those might fit the bill. I hadn't thought about using them, but after reading your post it seems like they could be useful. Yes he does. So far he hasn't been aggressive towards other children, but that seems to be because his INA is so on the ball, she's been able to see something about to blow up and has shooed other children out of the way. But adults have been kicked etc. That's one of the things that I asked mum when she came to our new parents evening. Apparently he isn't toilet trained, but is starting to show an awareness that he has wet or soiled himself. Unfortunately he shows this by taking his nappy off and throwing it about. Mum said that she would try and toilet train him during the summer holidays. I'll try the idea of having a picture of a toilet, and see if he responds. Getting him to focus on the picture could be a challenge! I totally agree, but mum is very keen to try mainstream schooling first. As long as he has 1 to 1 support, I'm happy to have him in my class. But I feel completely inadequate. I don't have the training or experience to deal with a little boy like this, and don't know what benefit he will get from being with us. Thanks again for all the advice.