Between the ages of 2 and 3, the professionals working with your child give you a written summary of how your child is progressing. This is known as the ‘Progress Check at Age 2’. The check is made in the three ‘prime’ areas of learning:
Communication and Language – This section will comment on the development of nonverbal communications, understanding of language and the development of their spoken language.
Personal, Social, Emotional Development – How your child is forming relationships with adults and other children, how they are developing a sense of them self and how they are beginning to manage their own emotions.
Physical Development – This will take in to account how your child is developing within their large (gross motor) movements and smaller (fine motor) movements. This will also look at how they are starting to manage their own personal needs independently such as toilet training.
The review will be completed by the person who knows your child the best, this is usually your child’s key worker.
The short written review should be shared with you as parents and will:
- Identify your child’s strengths
- Note areas in which your child is developing at a slower pace
- Highlight things that the childcare provider will do to support your child’s learning
- Give you some ideas on how to support your child at home
- Include views from any other professionals that are already working with your child and any strategies that they will use in order to support your child in the future.
- Ask for contributions from you as parents.
- Ask for any comments from your child
Your childcare provider will ask permission to share the information on the ‘Progress check at age 2’ with the health visiting service, if some of your child’s areas of development are progressing at a slower rate than expected. This is so further advice and support can be gained from other professionals to make sure that your child can get the support they need. Your childcare provider will give you more information about this at the time of completion.
If your child does not attend any childcare between the ages of two and three, the ‘Progress Check at Age 2’ will not be completed. If you have any concerns about your child’s development please contact your health visiting team Health visiting – Wakefield | BDCT
If you have any further questions about the progress check please contact your childcare provider or the Family Information Service email@example.com 0800 587 8042