Early Years Classroom Toolkit


A cost-saving toolkit of popular award-winning TomTag early years resources to help teachers, Emotional Literacy Support Assistants ( ELSA) and Teaching Assistants ( TA) in nurseries, pre-schools and other early years settings.

Contains all the essential visual tools you need to support children with communication difficulties such as autism or ESL and to help them meet their personal, social and emotional Early Learning Goals. 

Key benefits 

  • Reducing children’s anxiety about what is happening during their day with individualised visual timetables showing them a predictable daily routine
  • Fewer frustrations and less negative behaviours by using simple ‘First/Then/Next prompts, which give a child prior, visual warning of tricky transitions. 
  • Encouraging positive behaviour and compliance with instructions by showing children what is being said or asked of them.
  • Helping children communicate by giving them a non-verbal way of showing you their wants, needs, food and activity choices
  • Helping children manage their personal hygiene independently with step -by step reminders for toilet and teeth brushing routines. 
  • Supporting children with self-regulation by helping them understand, share and manage their feelings and emotions 
  • Time-saving for busy teachers as everything is ready with no printing, laminating or Velcro required!
  • Portable, durable and reusable compared with traditional paper or board alternatives
  • Quickly and easily adapt routines and timetables when something different is going to happen 

Kit contents

  • 10 TomTag Button Holders (in your choice of colours- use the order notes to specify your choice)
  • 100 blank buttons to give you the flexibility to create multiple timetables and prompts  
  • 2 attachment loops to fasten TomTag to a hook, belt or bag
  • 2 Share How I Feel Mini kits  tags (in your choice of colours – use order notes to specify your choice)
  • 2 TomTag lanyards to make your TomTag wearable 
  • Easy to follow instruction sheet to assemble your TomTag 
  • 1 Brush My Teeth Mini Kit ( in your choice of colour- use order notes to specify your choice) 
  • Sticker packs 
    • 1 Early Years Sticker Pack: Contains 72 symbol stickers ( x 2 copies) for you to choose from to make timetables and routines, activity and choice prompts, personal care reminders and Now and Next or First-Then prompts  
    • 1 Feeling & Emotions Sticker Pack: Contains 72 symbol stickers ( x 2 copies) for you to choose from to help with expressing, communicating and coping with feelings, thoughts and emotions 


  • TomTag Button Holder:18cm x 3cm
  • Buttons: 2cm diameter

Toolkit price £65

Each sticker pack contains 2 copies of each symbol plus 12 blank stickers for personalisation and 8 stickers to label your TomTag Button Holders.

SAVE £6.50. The contents of this toolkit are worth £71.50 when bought separately

Need more symbols? 

Double up symbols toolkit £80: 

Choose the double-up option and add another of each sticker pack. Use the drop-down box below to specify your choice. 

SAVE £11.50.  The contents of this toolkit are worth £91.50 when bought separately

How does TomTag work?

TomTag uses symbols to show a series of separate tasks or steps involved in a task that are part of a routine, a sequence of events in a timeline or they can be used as a list to teach a new skill by breaking down a single activity into smaller steps.

Many children with autism and other additional needs have strong visual skills. They are more likely to remember and understand what they have seen rather than what they hear. Using a visual support like TomTag to present information visually and in a step-by-step manner allows visual thinkers and learners to take in information at their own pace. Visuals can also act as a reminder when children forget what’s been said or become distracted, TomTag helps to bring their attention back to the task or current situation.

Our customers say

” An innovative, colouful and well-made resource.” Sue Cowley, Teach Early Years Awards 2020 Judge 

“A great idea! The main benefit being the time saving aspect. Everything is ready and no faffy laminating and Velcro! Really impressed.”

“I’m able to wear the tag on my lanyard which is easily accessible in class and outside whilst enabling my children with autism to comprehend what they need to do.”

“TomTag saves busy education staff time, while also providing a practical yet likely desirable tool towards independence for children.” Alison Wilcox, Head of Education, NASEN

WARNING: Please note – TomTag is not a toy. Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts.

Symbol images produced under licence from Widgit Symbols (C) Widgit Software 2002-2023 www.widgit.com. All other images (C) Orkid Ideas Limited 2023

Additional information

Pack type

1 of each sticker pack, 2 of each sticker pack

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