UK-WHO 0-4 years growth chart resources

growth4smallres.jpgUK 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.

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

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

Warning:  It is possible to misread head circumference scale on NICM chart in babies with very large heads;  for further information please read the following: 


 UK WHO Personal Child Health Record

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
Education materials for NHS staff (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 presentations (zip file) (40.4MB)

Training materials

All training materials (zip file) (2.33MB) 



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.

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