Beyond the ‘red book’: the Early Years Developmental Journal

Oates, John (2013). Beyond the ‘red book’: the Early Years Developmental Journal. Journal of Health Visiting, 1(5) pp. 2–4.


Early Support is a core partner supporting the implementation of the strategy detailed in the Department for Education’s 2011 Green Paper, Support and Aspiration: A New Approach to Special Educational Needs and Disability. It is a way of working that aims to improve the delivery of services for disabled children, young people and their families. Early Support has produced the Early Years Developmental Journal that is closely linked with the Early Years Foundation Stage and can be used by parents and practitioners to observe, monitor and support children’s development in the early years. The Early Years Developmental Journal can be used by practitioners to support assessments of children’s development around the age of 2 years, as required by the
Healthy Child Programme and the Early Years Foundation Stage.

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