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:


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


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