Portage is a home-visiting educational service for pre-school children with additional support needs and their families.
The three essential elements in the Portage model are: Family Focus, Structured Teaching and Child Led Play.
All Portage practice is underpinned by 12 Portage principles. Follow the link for more detailed information.
The National Portage Association (NPA) is national charity, supporting Portage services, families and professionals involved in Portage.
The name Portage comes from a town in Wisconsin, USA where the first home teaching scheme began.
Portage has been established in the UK since 1976.