The Statutory EYFS progress check To be completed when the child is aged between 24 – 36 months. Statutory requirement.
The Early Years Foundation Stage requires that parents and carers must be supplied with a short written summary of their child’s development in the three prime areas of learning and development …
when the child is aged between 24-36 months.
Taken from Know How Guide P6
Tracking development using the one of the following:
EYFS Unique Child aspect of Development Matters
EYFS Assessment overview
In order to produce a
Progress check between 24-36 months
The Four Elements of a Pathway Profile
How do your policies and procedures currently support the involvement of parents?
How does your setting already value and support the learning that takes place at home?
A parent’s thoughts on the planned progress check
“If I was given a report or document written about my son, I would like the report to show that the person who has written it really knows him. Of course I know exactly what he can do when he is at home, because I am watching him and listening to him every day, but I would want to know what he shows when he isn’t with me, on the days when he is at nursery. When I watch him playing I often think about how he was a tiny baby such a short time ago and all the stages he has gone through to reach his present stage of development. So I would also want to feel that the report really recognises and celebrates all that he can do and, most importantly, shows something of his true self, of his uniqueness and all the wonderfully funny, surprising and exciting things he does each day.”
Review and reflect upon the child
Draft some comments or make initial assessment judgements
Discuss the child's progress with parent/carers, taking their views into account
Discuss any concerns about the child with the leader/manager of the setting or Improvement Advisor for childminders
Finalise the progress check
Provide a copy for parents and add a copy to the child's ongoing learning & development record
Put in place any actions to meet the child's needs within the setting or home
Consider if extra support is needed and gain parental consent to share information with other agencies if required
There is no prescribed format
What to include:
Luca enjoys the company of his key person Gemma and is beginning to take notices of the other children in the group. He is a quiet and happy boy.
Luca has recently begun to walk around, however he still prefers to bottom shuffle the majority of the time. He will now hold his beaker with encouragement and is beginning to feed himself using his fingers.
His favourite book to share is Buster's Birthday and he gets very excited when Gemma asks 'again?' when the story finishes. He concentrates by studying the pictures taking his time to look for things and when asked he points to the pictures.
Luca loves to listen to music, swaying to songs and smiling as Gemma encourages him to dance.
There will be additional training on offer
The progress check would normally be carried out by the child’s key person at the setting where the child spends the greatest amount of time each week.
Seek the views of other practitioners working with the child in other settings.
If the child moves setting during this period the report should usually be produced by the setting where the child has spent most time.