UK-WHO 0-4 years growth chart resources
UK WHO Growth Charts (0-4 years)
Pre-school charts 2nd Edition (January 2013)
Includes updates to illustrations and intructions on the interpretation of head cicumference.
- (PDF, 115KB, 2 pages)
- (PDF, 140KB, 2 pages)
This chart should be used for preschool infants and toddlers requiring plotting of growth data in primary or secondary care up to age four. It is also suitable for moderately preterm infants (32-36 weeks gestation). The chart includes a BMI centile lookup and an adult height predictor.
UK WHO Neonatal and Infant Close Monitoring Charts
- (PDF, 140KB, 2 pages)
- (PDF, 140KB, 2 pages)
this was formerly called the Low Birth Weight chart and is designed for plotting very preterm infants and those with significant early health problems such as weight faltering form 23 weeks gestation to 2 years corrected age. This chart features low lines to monitor unusually short or under-weight children and the date box system for gestational correction. This also comes in foldable format for PCHR. Children being plotted on this chart can be transferred at age 2 to either the school age chart or the CPCM chart
UK WHO Personal Child Health Record
- UK WHO Personal Child Health Record, Boys, A5 (PDF, 115KB, 6 pages)
- UK WHO Personal Child Health Record, Girls, A5 (PDF, 115KB, 6 pages)
- UKWHO foldout, A5 (PDF, 70KB, 2 pages)
These are supplied in the Red book given to all parents at the birth of their child and are used for routine surveillance purposes. They include a preterm page (32-36 weeks gestation) and weight up to age 4 years, length and head circumference up to age 2 and height from 2-4 years. Height and weight pages are also now available for 4-18 years.
Education and training materials
If you are interested in having RCPCH training at your trust, please contact RCPCH events team.
The education and training materials below have been produced by the RCPCH and are intended for use in training sessions for NHS staff and others. If you are NHS staff and would like to know how to use the materials please follow the guide
(PDF, 289KB, 1 page)
Information for parents, carers and health professionals
If you are a parent, carer or health professional and would like more information about what the growth charts tell you about a child's growth, or if you are interested in reading a summary about the charts, follow the links below:
- All fact sheets (zip file) (PDF, 5.5MB)
- Fact sheet for parents (PDF, 400KB, 2 pages)
- Summary for parents and carers (PDF, 30KB, 1 page)
- Information for healthcare professionals (PDF, 2MB, 20 pages)
- GP Summary (PDF, 176KB, 1 page)
- Video information: UK-WHO growth chart resources - videos
All presentations (zip file) (40.4MB)
- Introduction to Growth Chart training (PPT, 3.9MB, 5 slides)
- Introduction to UK-WHO Charts (PPT, 2.4MB, 17 slides)
- Measuring and Plotting (PPT, 10.8MB, 14 slides)
- Term and preterm infants (PPT, 9.9MB, 19 slides)
- Infants and Toddlers (PPT, 6.9MB, 14 slides)
- Personal Child Health Record (PPT, 7.8MB, 28 slides)
- Implementing the new Growth Charts (PPT, 300KB, 2 slides)
- (PPT, 7.5MB, 21 slides)
All training materials (zip file) (2.33MB)
- Training materials (PDF, 203KB, 1 page)
- Measuring and Plotting activity sheet (PDF, 293KB, 1 page)
- Measuring and Plotting answer sheet (PDF, 263KB, 1 page)
- Term newborn activity sheet (PDF, 239KB, 1 page)
- Term newborn answer sheet (PDF, 292KB, 1 page)
- Preterm activity sheet (PDF, 199KB, 1 page)
- Preterm answer sheet (PDF, 256KB, 1 page)
- Infant and toddler activity sheet (PDF, 277KB, 2 pages)
- Infant and toddler answer sheet (PDF, 360KB, 2 pages)
- Evaluation of Growth Training Programme (PDF, 143KB, 1 page)
Terms and conditions
The educational and training material on this page can be freely downloaded and used without charge as long as:
- their source is acknowledged in any publications or products using them
- they are not used for the purposes of advertising or promoting other products
Users may not themselves claim any IP rights over them or seek to restrict use of them by others. The materials are Copyright © 2009 Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and this copyright notice should continue to be reproduced on any copies you may make or distribute.
For further information:RCPCH terms and conditions.
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