the 2-year Progress Check/Review Development Wheel and the Practitioners
resource to support an 'integrated' 2 year Health Review
wheel is based around the new EYFS and the progress that might be being made at
2 years old. One side of the wheel outlines the areas that might
be covered within the eight aspects that sit within the three
prime areas of learning, during the progress check. Each aspect is
shown through a different section of the wheel. The reverse of
each section carries some suggestions of what support adults
can offer to develop children's learning at two to three years of
age. A ninth section covers the additional areas that might be
covered during an integrated 2 year progress check/review that might
incorporate the health review
This simple to use
one piece tool
approx 230mm in diameter, so they are easy to carry around)
comes laminated for a longer lifespan and all of the information
contained within it was written by practitioners and early years advisors to
ensure that it will meet the needs of not only practitioners, but also parents and
carers. The wheel is also ideal for giving to parents and carers prior to the
progress check for information and assistance.
The desk top resource
measures 210mm wide x 100mm high (approx), in a 'tent
card' style that enables it to sit on a surface. The resource is 'wiro bound' at
the top, enabling you to 'flip-over' each page during use. The contents cover
the following areas:
concerns about under-weight or over-weight?
Any concerns about eyes and ears - vision and hearing?
Using a dummy or bottle
Any concerns about behaviour?
Awareness of home safety
Having a varied diet and textures
Up-to-date with immunisations?
Are teeth healthy? Visiting a dentist
Concerns about feet, shoes and common foot problems
Nursery place (if not in a nursery already)
page for each section of the subjects outlined above, carries important
discussion points and basic tips and information for practitioners to refer to
when talking with parents/carers about the health review and other additional
areas. There are also useful support materials that are referred to in each
section should you want to cover an area in more detail. These can be accessed
at our two-year progress check website at
The detailed information comes in a range of publications including Development
Wheels, leaflets, booklets and other resources. Some are free to download whilst
others are publications that are available through this website. For instance
the tips on Home Safety are supported in more detail through the Safety in the
Home Development Wheels. There is also an online references section at the back
of the resource for access to further information through the web.