Portage is a home teaching service for young children who have an additional need. It supports children’s development by helping parents and children to learn together.
Portage helps parents and children play and learn together in their home through regular home visits; this involves planning for family focus time, child led play and structured teaching activities.
An overview of the Portage service, responsibility for completion of initial assessments, and allocations is held by the Portage Lead. The development and co-ordination of this service remains with this team member, under the supervision of the Early Learning and Childcare Team management.
Portage referrals from families or a range of professionals involved with the child and/or family are received by the Early Learning and Childcare Team.
An initial visit is then arranged with the family and the Portage criteria are considered.
For further information and the Portage Access Criteria please go the the website below.