Two years old

Now that your child is two years old, it is time to start thinking about education and to start applying for the support you and your child are entitled to.

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Keep your child's growth charts and health records from the NHS with you wherever you are.

eRedbook stores information about immunisations, health reviews and screening tests securely in the cloud so they are always at hand. 

Access your child's NHS health records quickly and easily through eRedbook once your child's record is connected to the NHS.

If you are worried about your child’s development, please speak to your Health Visitor or GP.

Find out more on the eredbook website.
Undergoes two-year development review

Your child’s two-year development review happens when your child turns two. The review checks whether they are growing up happy and healthy.

The review is performed by Newham’s health visiting service. Find out more on the two year reviews page,

The development review is part of the Government’s Health Child Programme. Find out about more about the entire programme.

Check eligibility for 15 hours early years education for two year olds

When your child is two years old, you might be eligible for free early years’ education for 15 hours per week.

If you are eligible, you can register with an approved provider of your choice to start the term after your child’s second birthday.

Find out more and check your eligibility.

Apply for 30 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

30 hours of free childcare is available in England to working parents who meet the eligibility criteria. If eligible you can access the 30 hours from the term after your child’s third birthday. You must however apply a term in advance of when you wish your child to start.

Check if you are eligible and apply.

Register for universal 15 hours early years education for 3 and 4 year olds

All three-year-old and four-year-old children are entitled to at least 15 hours per week of free early years education.

This can be with an approved provider of your choice. However, it is important to register a term ahead of when your child will start to secure a place.

Find out more information, including what you are entitled to, when your child will be able to start and how to register.

Talking (speech and language development)

At two years old, your toddler can typically understand more words than they may be able to speak.  However, between the ages of two to three years old most toddlers speak in two to three word sentences. 

Find out more about talking (speech and language development) and the further support and information available.

Specialist Health Visiting Service

The specialist health visiting service provides a targeted service that supports vulnerable children aged 0-5 and their families. The service comprises of three specialist health visiting teams. Please click on the links below to find out more about the teams:

Specialist Health visitors for Perinatal Infant Mental Health (PIMH)

Specialist Health Visitors for children with SEND

Specialist Health visitors for HIV

Health Visiting Service

Health visitors work with children and their families from the antenatal period until children are five. We work in partnership with other agencies such as midwives, GPs, schools, social workers, voluntary services and children centres.  

Together we aim to improve the health and wellbeing of all children aged 0-5 and to prevent ill health through health promotion at individual and community level. 

Find out more about the Health Visiting Service

Newham youth map

Search the Newham Youth Map for libraries, sports and physical activities, parks and outdoor spaces, youth organisations and event Newham. Created by Young People for Young People.

Newham Youth Map