What this mean for your child

The learning and development requirements of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) state that:

“ When a child is aged between two and three, practitioners must review their progress, and provide parents and/or carers with a short written summary of their child's development in the prime areas ”


These Prime Areas are:


Physical Development


Personal, Social & Emotional Development


Communication & Language

Aims of the EYFS:

Progress check at age two: 

  • Review a child's development progress in the three prime areas
  • Ensure that parents have a clear picture of their child's development
  • Enable practitioners and parents to understand the child's needs and plan activities to meet them
  • Note areas where a child is progressing well and identify any areas Where progress is less than expected
  • Describe actions the setting intends to take to address any
  • Developmental concerns (including working with other professionals where appropriate)

This progress check will identify your child's strengths, and any areas where your child's progress is less than expected. Room Leaders and Key carers will then plan ‘Next Steps’ for your child and discuss with you how you can support this at home.

The check will be completed by your child’s carers during the term that they are turning two.

It is a statutory requirement for the provider to share the progress check with the parent‘s. There is an expectation that the parents will share it with the health visitor, ideally to coincide with the Healthy Child Programme two-year-review.