Advice about my child's development
As a parent, you know your child best. If your child is not meeting the milestones for his or her age, or if you think there could be a problem with the way your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves talk to your child’s doctor and share your concerns. Don’t wait.
Use the NHS Birth-to-five development timeline (use the button below) to see when your child may gain certain skills and learn new things. The ages given are averages and a lot of children will gain one skill earlier than another.
When it’s time to talk with the doctor, write down the questions you have and show the doctor the milestones your child has reached and the ones that concern you.
I'm worried about my child's
Need more help?
Find out who to talk to
Contact the Information, Advice and Support Service for free, impartial information, advice and support for parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Support is also offered to children and young people with SEND. They can also help provide information in a non-web format.
Call: 020 8461 7630
Have you found something wrong with this page? If so, let us know.
Connect with us