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 health visiting 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 between a child’s 2nd and 3rd birthday

The progress check has been introduced to enable earlier identification of development need, so that any additional support can be put into place as early as possible. The EYFS Framework does not require the progress check to be completed in a prescribed or standard format. It only specifies that information about a child’s development should be provided to parents in the prime areas of learning and development of the EYFS: personal, social and emotional development; physical development; and communication and language.

The NCB Know How Guide provides you with information to support you in carrying out the progress check and gives examples of how practitioners currently provide information to parents. Its aim is to stimulate ideas for how practitioners might approach the progress check. This is an essential read to prepare practitioners for the completion of the progress check.

The examples from the NCB Know How Guide have been reproduced for providers to use as a starting point to develop their own forms.


The Integrated Review at Age Two

The Integrated Review at Age Two is designed to bring together the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Progress Check at age two with the Healthy Child Programme (HCP) 2–2 ½ year health and development review, into an integrated process.

We all know that a child’s early years are essential in laying the foundations for health and wellbeing throughout their lives, which highlights why the HCP and the EYFS progress checks are so important.

The new Integrated Review hopes to draw on the complementary skills of early education and health practitioners to build a more complete picture of a child’s progress at this crucial stage in development.

This approach should reduce confusion and conflicting advice, which some parents receive within the current system, and aims to identify any developmental needs in order to provide appropriate support or interventions in a timely manner.

Sharing Information via the Personal Child Health Record (Red book) is now in place. Three-part duplication pads are available for early years providers.

Please contact the Start Well Quality and Outcomes Team on Tel: 01204 338149 for your copy of the Progress Check at 2 duplication pad.