This eBook will enable you to:
understand what is assessed in the progress check, who is involved and when it should be done
assess staff knowledge of child development
support staff to conduct observations and assessment of next steps
support key workers to build strong partnerships with parents and carers
ensure staff undertake all aspects of the progress check with confidence
be consistent across your setting.
Summary of contents
This practical resource will show you and your team how to:
assess child development
work in partnership with parents and carers
identify any potential barriers to learning, and what you should do
conduct checks consistently across your setting.
This resource includes:
questionnaire for parents/carers
checklist showing what to look for when observing children at play
template for the progress check
examples of completed progress check for case study children.
What is the Progress check at Age Two and how does it work?
Understand the scope of the progress check and why it has been introduced.
Appreciate what is being assessed, by whom, when and what your key workers need to know in advance.
Building Strong Partnerships with Parents and Carers
Create a welcoming atmosphere in your setting.
Work together with parents in assessing the child’s progress.
Enable staff to develop good communication skills.
Support staff to share concerns with parents if necessary.
Completing the Progress Check
Develop a robust step-by-step process for conducting the progress check in your setting.
Managing the progress check in practice: ensuring quality across your setting
Ensure that all staff approach the progress check in the same way
Identify what staff training is required
Use the progress check as part of general progress tracking.