From the ages of 24 months to 36 months old, children who are in a setting, normally by their key worker or practitioner are given a progress check. The check, which is a short written summary, aims to give a clear, all round picture of the child’s development. It should cover all areas of learning and development in the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage), Physical development, Communication and language, and Personal, social and emotional development.
Oliver is 30 months old, and today he came home with his Two Year Progress Check from his childminder, he has his Two and a Half year check with his health visitor in two weeks time.
I am really happy with the outcome of his Progress check, and I am hoping that I will be saying the same in two weeks time. The characteristics of effective learning areas that have been covered are playing and exploring, active learning, and creative and thinking critically.
The check tells me that the childminder has a lot of knowledge of Oliver, and gives me views and information on Oliver’s development, it shows Oliver’s participation in his learning and development, and also consists of observations on what Oliver can do independently and consistently.
The outcome of his check tells me that:
Oliver now has a vast and wide range of vocabulary and can communicate well
He understands routine and he has settled well into the childminder setting as well as the pre school that he has recently just started at
He is confident
He can kick a ball and also catch a large ball, he can climb, and he can undress himself
He can feed himself and drink from a cup
Oliver is beginning to use the potty and knows when he needs to use it
He loves going to the park and jumping in muddy puddles (thank you Peppa)
Oliver can concentrate for up to 10 minutes on a particular activity, and can correctly match up toy animals to their pictures on a farm mat
Oliver can complete a 10 piece puzzle, independently
He loves to look at books and listens well to stories, He knows that print id from left to right and will mimic this in his mark making
He can recognise and count up to 12, but knows that number go on up to 50. He loves to count items out, especially his trains.
He recognises the odd letters, A S P M O T C and B, he says the sounds as well as the name.
Oliver’s development stage is 30-50 months
Oliver’s next agreed steps for progression with his childminder and myself are to visit the local library for a more wider choice of books, to continue to encourage him to become fully potty trained and to introduce more challenging puzzles.
I love reading his progress checks, as I am at work during the day, it makes me feel a lot more comfortable knowing that he is getting on well when i am not around. I am hoping I will be just as happy at his next one 🙂