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Health and development reviews for children

Children have regular health and development reviews during their early years. These are to make sure they stay healthy and are developing normally.

For a breakdown of checks that will be carried out during your baby’s first year please use go to the NHS website at the following link.

Health and development reviews between the ages of 2 and 3

Between the ages of  two and two-and-a-half children have a health and development review. This is usually done by a nursery nurse or the health visitor, and may happen at your home, baby clinic, the children's centre, or at your child's nursery (if they are attending one).

They'll encourage you to talk about your child's progress and will help you with any concerns. You may be asked to fill in a short questionnaire about your baby's development.

If your child attends an early years setting, such as a nursery or childminder, the review may be linked to your child's early years foundation stage progress check at age two.

The review will cover:

  • general development, including movement, speech, social skills and behaviour, and hearing and vision
  • growth, healthy eating and keeping active
  • managing behaviour and encouraging good sleeping habits
  • tooth brushing and going to the dentist
  • keeping your child safe
  • vaccinations

Please see the NHS website for further details.


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