When your child turns two, you will be offered two development reviews: one by early years' education (if he/she attends a nursery or pre-school) and one by health.
If your child is within an early years education setting this review will take place at your child's ofsted-registered childcare (nursery school or child minder) and is called the two-year progress check.
The results of the education progress check should be kept in your child's personal child heath record 'Red book' and will be reviewed by the health professional during your child’s 27-month health development review.
This is carried out by a Children and Family Health Surrey health professional (normally a community nursery nurse) when your child is around 27 months old. This review may take place within a group with other 27 month olds and their parents.
You will also receive two Ages and Stages Questionnaires in the post and will need to complete both the Ages and Stages Developmental (ASQ-3) and Social and Emotional (ASQ:SE-2) questionnaires no sooner than two weeks before your appointment to ensure it is a true reflection of child’s progress. (The ASQ: SE-2 is titled 30 months but developed for children from 27 months).
The information you supply will help reveal your child’s strengths, and determine if there are any community resources or services available that may be useful to support your child.
If you would like support to complete your child’s ASQ Questionnaires please contact our health visiting team advice line.
Each review is important and has a different focus on your child's progress and development, and between them will identify your child’s progress, strengths and needs so you, your health professional and education provider can support your child's health and wellbeing, learning and development.
Please take a moment to view the two year page in your child’s Personal Child Health Record ’red book’ which highlights the many new skills they may be developing at this age.
The 27 month review is an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress including information on:
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If you have any queries concerning your child’s progress, please contact us on our advice line or come along to one of our child health clinics where we would be happy to discuss any aspect of health and well-being for you and your family.