The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework requires practitioners to review the progress of all children aged two and to share a written summary with parents. This is called the two year progress check. This progress check must identify the child’s strengths and any areas for development.
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.
Where a child attending an early years setting is found not to be at typical development, at either the setting or the health visitor check, an integrated review may be offered. An integrated review is a meeting between parents, the Health Visitor and the child’s Key Worker. It is used to jointly agree the next steps to support the child to make progress. Integrating health and education reviews at this stage helps to ensure clear communication between all parties and can help reduce duplication or confusion.