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2-2½ year review

As your child grows and develops it is important for you to know how they are progressing and to have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about their development.

The 2-2½ year review, with a member of your health visiting team, is a vital part of the Healthy Child Programme and available to all children and is your chance to meet with someone from the health visiting team to talk about your child and how they are progressing - make sure you don’t miss yours.

Why is the 2-2½ year review important?

This review is free which your child is entitled to have to let you know how
your child is progressing.

Your child is just starting to develop speech and language skills. The review means that if there are any concerns about their development, an early referral can be made.

The review will offer support for you as parents or carers to learn more about new skills in coping with the changes to your child’s behaviour at this age, for example, toddler tantrums.

What to expect

You and your child will be invited to attend a Children’s Centre near your home.When you arrive you will be welcomed by members of the children’s centre team and health visiting team.

There will be an opportunity for you to meet with a member of the health visiting team privately to discuss the ages and stages questionnaire (sent to you with the 2-2½ year review invitation letter) and any concerns which you may have regarding your child.

There will be toys available for your child to play with in a relaxed atmosphere with other children.

Please bring your child’s red book with you to this appointment and a copy of your child’s progress check report from the nursery or preschool your child attends if you have it. The progress check is not the same as the developmental review.

At the review we can also offer you;
  • general health advice,
  • referrals on to other services if appropriate, eg speech and language therapy,
  • a chance to discuss the next steps to being ready for school, including eye tests, dental care etc.
We also weigh and measure your child.