When your child reaches two years of age, you will be offered an Early Years Review if they attend Ofsted registered childcare (e.g. a nursery, pre-school or childminder).
At 27 months of age, your child will be offered a Health Review. You will also receive two Ages and Stages Questionnaires in the post.
You can read more about the Early Years Review, Health Review and Ages and Stages Questionnaires in the sections below.
If your child goes to Ofsted registered childcare, their key person will carry out a review as well.
The results of the Early Years Review should be kept in your child's personal child health record 'Red book' and will be reviewed by the health professional during your child’s Health Review.
Read more about the Early Years Review on the Surrey County Council website.
Please look at the two-year-old 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 Health Review is an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress including information on:
- Child development
- Communication and speech
- 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 illnesses and high temperatures
- Behaviour and understanding your child
At two years old, your child will be due their flu vaccination which you should arrange with your GP surgery.
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 Health Review 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 resources or services available that may be useful to support your child.
If you would like support to complete your child’s ASQ questionnaire, please contact our Surrey-wide 0-19 Advice Line.
The advice line is available on 01883 340 922 from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) and provides support on all aspects of child health, development and parenting.
Families living in Surrey can get access to free online guides that include top tips from childcare, education and NHS health experts.
Visit our Free guides: understanding your baby, child or teenager page to find out more.
Do you know why Vitamin D supplements are important for you and your child?
Please read more on our Vitamin D page where you can also find information about the Healthy Start Scheme.
If you and/or your children are scared, frightened, being controlled or hurt by someone you know or live with please contact:
- Surrey Domestic Abuse Helpline on 01483 776 822 (9am to 9pm, 7 days a week)
- Surrey-wide 0-19 Advice Line on 01883 340 922 (8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays) to contact the Health Visiting team
- Your GP
In an emergency, call 999.
Visit the Healthy Surrey website for advice, advocacy, practical help and support.