Child health checks 3 to 5 years

Your child will get two more checks between the ages of 3 and 5.

3¼ to 3½ years check

Your public health nurse:

  • weighs your child and measures their height
  • checks that your child is developing as expected
  • checks your child’s hearing and eyes
  • discusses your child’s and family’s health, nutrition, safety issues and concerns with you and your partner

This will take place in your home or local health centre.

4 to 5 years

Your child will get this check at school when they are in junior infants. You will be asked to sign a consent form before this check. You will be asked to answer some questions about your child's general health. This gives an overall picture about how your child is doing.

Your school public health nurse will check your child’s hearing and eyes.

If you or your school public health nurse are concerned about any part of the health check, your child may be sent for a further check. Sometimes a referral to a specialist may be needed.

Page last reviewed: 20 November 2018
Next review due: 20 November 2021