Portage is a home-visiting educational service for pre-school children with SEND and their families.
Portage aims to:
- work with families to help them develop a quality of life and experience, for themselves and their young children, in which they can learn together, play together, participate and be included in their community in their own right.
- play a part in minimising the disabling barriers that confront young children and their families.
- support the national and local development of inclusive services for children.
How Portage is Delivered
Traditionally Portage is delivered by Portage Home Visitors who are employed as part of a Portage service to support children and families within their local community.
Each Portage service is different and the model of delivery will differ from area to area.
Model of Support
Portage is a model of support for children and families which can be adapted and used effectively both in the home and in early years settings.
The NPA Stamp of Approval Scheme
The NPA Stamp of Approval Scheme is an award given to early year’s settings who have demonstrated they deliver inclusive early years education based upon Portage Principles.