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Your Childs Progress in the Early Years

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Early Years Setting Progress Check

Early Years providers working with children should monitor and review the progress and development of all children throughout their early years. 

2 Year Progress Check

When a child is aged between two and three early years providers must review progress and provide you with a short written summary of your child's development across the prime areas of the EYFS.

Where a child appears to be behind expected levels, or where a child’s progress gives cause for concern, providers should consider all the information about the child’s learning and development, both within and beyond the setting.

A written summary and targeted plan should be developed that highlights:

  • areas in which a child is progressing well
  • areas in which some additional support might be needed
  • focus on any areas where there is a concern a child may have a developmental delay (which may indicate a special educational need or disability)
  • describe activities and strategies to be used to help support your child's needs, as per Trafford's Graduated Approach

They must discuss with you how this summary of development can be used to support learning at home. 

See more about Helping your child at home in Early Years.

Integrated review

Where possible, the two year progress check and Health Visitor review at age two should be bought together to allow both health and education professionals to work together to better support your child.

An integrated review may be offered to you. This is a meeting between you as a parent carer, the health visitor and key worker so that you can work together to agree next steps to support your child.

Providers must have your consent to share information with other professionals.


Health Visitor Ages and Stages questionnaire

The Ages and Stages Questionnaire is used by Health Visitors as part of the Universal Healthy Child Programme to monitor children’s development. One of the stages where this will be used is at age 24 months.

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