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What is the EYFS progress check?

When a child is aged between 2 and 3, practitioners must review their progress. 

The EYFS requires that parents and carers must be supplied with a short written summary of their child’s development in the 3 prime learning and development areas of the EYFS as below (the EYFS progress check at age 2):

  • personal, social and emotional development
  • physical development
  • communication and language

What information should be included in the progress check?

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 above.

Beyond these prime areas, it is for practitioners to decide what the written summary should include, reflecting the development level and needs of the individual child.

The summary must:

  • highlight areas in which a child is progressing well
  • highlight areas in which some additional support might be needed
  • focus particularly on any areas where there is a concern that a child may have a developmental delay (which may indicate a special educational need or disability)
  • describe the activities and strategies the provider intends to adopt to address any issues or concerns

Further information on funding eligibility can be found at the Northampton County Council website.

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