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.
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.
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:
- Child development
- Speech and communication
- Talking to your baby (BBC Tiny Happy People)
- Dental health (you can also download our leaflet)
- Healthy eating
- Healthy weight
- Toilet training
- Home safety
- Managing minor illness and high temperatures
- Vitamin D
Do you know why Vitamin D supplements are important for you and your child? Please read more on our advice page, and find out about Healthy Start vitamins.
Concerned about your child’s hearing? If your child is between 8 months and 18 years and you have a Surrey-based GP, you can arrange a hearing appointment for them yourself. Call 01483 783 135 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) to book. Find out more on the Audiology page.
At two years old, your child will be due their flu vaccination which you will need to arrange with your GP surgery.
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 drop-ins where we would be happy to discuss any aspect of health and well-being for you and your family.
For further information
- To follow up a referral
- For example, for developmental paediatrics or therapy services. Contact the One Stop referral centre (tel: 0300 222 5755, Option 2)
- For advice or questions about your child's health and two year development checks
- Referrals for ASD, ADHD or another neurological/developmental condition
- Your GP will need to make a referral. Visit the Developmental Paediatrics page for more information about these services in Surrey.
- Access to mental health services
- Your GP needs to refer your child via CAMHS
- Hearing concerns
- Contact the Audiology service
- Concerns or complaints about a Children and Family Health Surrey service
If your query is not covered by the routes above, please use the form below to contact us. Your query will be passed to the relevant team who will aim to respond within seven working days.