You and your tamariki will have an appointment with a nurse for about 45 minutes. The nurse will explain what happens at the check and will ask if you agree (consent) to the check.
You will be able to talk with the nurse about your tamariki and anything that is worrying you.
Before their check, look at the B4 School Check pages in the My Health Book for ideas for things to talk about.
Well Child Tamariki Ora My Health Book — HealthEd (external link)
The nurse will:
- check their height and weight
- check their teeth
- ask if they have been immunised
- ask you questions about their learning and development, and strengths and difficulties
- ask you questions about their health and wellbeing
- provide you advice and support about their health and development.
National Immunisation Schedule
Vision and hearing check
A vision and hearing technician will check your tamariki can see and hear well. This may happen at a different time to the rest of your child’s B4 School Check.
Questionnaires about your tamariki
At, or sometimes before, the check you will be asked to fill out questionnaires about your child’s development and wellbeing.
If your tamariki goes to a preschool, kindergarten or kōhanga reo, they will also be asked about your child’s learning and development.