I went to our hopeful primary for next year (my son is 3 1/2 and therefore would be 4 1/2 when he starts); they were concerned about his language development: he uses his own vocabulary for things (akie for milk; daddy's car for blue (my husband's car is blue); oak for ok, etc), but both my husband and I and his childminder understand him. He also speaks in shorter sentences than is age appropriate and doesn't enunciate as clearly as he could/should. I've rung the district nurse for referral to the NHS, but was thinking to go private. I'm a bit embarrassed to be honest - I'm a language (Latin) teacher, so want to get him whatever support necessary and happy-ish to go private; we don't want him to lose this school place (it's an independent) and he is to go back in January for another visit. thanks (if in the wrong place, e.g. primary? or parenting?), let me know.