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Is this usual for a 2 year check?

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MatildaWhispers Wed 12-Feb-14 14:50:13

I have received a letter asking me to book an appointment for dc3s 2 year check. The letter says it will last an hour and it will take place in a group. Is this usual, I wouldn't mind making an individual appointment but I don't really fancy going along to a group thing. I have no concerns at all about dc3s progress, but if I did have I wouldn't want to discuss them in a group anyway.

Has anyone else been to a check in a group setting, and what was it like? I am going to make the appointment, but it does seem an odd way of going about it to me.

Mouldypineapple Wed 12-Feb-14 14:52:43

Not done it but have heard its done quite often. Most likely a saving money thing partly. My dd never had a 2 year check. Her key worker at preschool did a sort of one but she was about 3 by then! I had no concerns so didn't chase it up.

ShadowFall Wed 12-Feb-14 22:24:02

DS1's 2-3 yr check was a one to one appointment with the HV at our house. But I have seen the group appointments mentioned in other threads. I suppose it must depend on where you live.

I wouldn't have wanted to discuss any concerns about DS1's progress in a group setting either btw.

KatyN Thu 13-Feb-14 09:33:27

We had the 10 month check in a group. She went through some points she had to make and if anyone looked a bit confused/concerned she spoke to us individually at the end. There was plently of space to be private if necessary.
It was quite nice seeing the other children there together actually

k

addictedtosugar Thu 13-Feb-14 09:50:33

Not a 2 year check, but they moved to group booking appointments for pregnancy when i was pregnant with DS2. They seemed suprised I a) couldn't make the time once a month when the sessions happened (ie I got offered one appointment - I had a customer visit I really couldn't shift at that notice), and b) didn't want to be so early in pregnancy in a group situation - ie I was offered one at 6 weeks, having previously loosta baby at that point.....

Madness imo, if they want to be able to discuss anything personal.

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