Developmental milestones

Having an understanding of developmental miles stones is useful for planning, inclusion and, of course, identifying where there may be a need to seek further support or advice if you become concerned about a child’s progress. Remember though, as discussed in Chapter 2 of Reflective Teaching in Early Education, these are a guide and are not set in stone. All children are different, developing at different rates.

 

For an overview of key developmental milestones from birth to five years see:

http://www.nhs.uk/tools/pages/birthtofive.aspx#close

 

For an overview of the 2 year health check undertaken by health visitors see:

http://www.healthvisitors.com/parents/development_two_yrs.htm

 

The Scottish Government provide a list of resources which are available for supporting developmental checks at:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2012/12/1478/9