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Most practitioners have received little training on the Progress Check, and this is an area of real concern within practice.

Physical Development
Physical development
An Overview

In the first five years of life babies and young children undergo huge changes both physically and psychologically. While babies are born with some instinctive reflexes, such as sucking, after birth, all other physical movements are learned.

This is the time to lay the foundations for future well-being and health, and good habits established in the early years last into later childhood and adulthood. The role of parents, carers and practitioners is crucial in providing babies and toddlers with the opportunities to improve their physical skills as well as develop healthy choices in relation to food, rest, sleep and ...

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