Transition and Observation, Assessment and Planning

2 year olds

Ages & Stages Questionnaire-3 (ASQ-3) and Ages & Stages Questionnaire: Social and Emotional (ASQ:SE)

The ASQ-3/ASQ:SE factsheet explains how the Ages and Stages Questionnaires will be used to collect data for a public health outcome measure of child development at age 2.

The factsheet is for Public Health Nurses, providers and others involved in the roll-out of the ASQ-3™ tool, and provides information about:

  • What the tool is;
  • How it will be used;
  • Why it was chosen;
  • Accessing the tool;
  • Training for using the tool;
  • Data collection arrangements.

Statutory progress check at two

Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage ( 
For information about this assessment see Page 18 paragraphs 2.4- 2.6 

Guidance to provide support for early years practitioners when completing the Statutory early years foundation stage (EYFS) progress check at age 2. 
Guidance is available in a helpful document: Progress check at age 2 - GOV.UK ( 

You can also come along to Bolton’s 2-year-old network meetings each term to network with colleagues and other professionals. Visit our course booking page for more information.  

Red Book insert

  • There are not currently plans to redevelop the red book paper inserts at present as the Red Books are being digitised nationally.
  • You can still use the Bolton duplicate pads to put into the children’s red books, they can be used to broadly show where children are in the 7 areas. Please contact the Start Well Quality and Outcomes Team by email: or telephone: 01204 338149 for your copy of the Progress Check at 2 duplication pad.  However, we have developed a sample without the smaller bands that you could photocopy and use instead.


Red Book insert (Publisher Printable version)

2 year old progress check – None statutory guidance for the EYFS 2022

The Department for Education (DfE) have also published a vodcast to explain the new 2 year old progress check guidance to early years practitioners, and a blog that highlights why the progress check is important now, more than ever, as we support children to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.