Achieving for Children (Kingston & Richmond Portage)

Main contact: 

Nadia De Jesus - Portage Co-ordinator

Telephone number: 

020 8547 6688

Email: 

nadia.dejesus@achievingforchildren.org.uk

Address: 

The Moor Lane Centre
Moor Lane
Chessington
Surrey
KT9 2AA

Other staff contacts: 

Beth Hitchens, Business Support Officer

beth.hitchens@achievingforchildren.org.uk

 

Local Offer Website

Achieving for Children: Kingston and Richmond Portage Local Offer Page

Service Information Leaflets

PDF icon Achieving for Children Portage leaflet

Service description

The Kingston and Richmond Portage Services have merged and are part of a Community Interest Company, Achieving for Children.

The two teams are managed by the Educational Psychology Service.

Three Portage Home Visitors cover the London Borough of Richmond and three Portage Home Visitors cover the London Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

There is a full time Portage Co-ordinator. The Team has three Portage Accredited Trainers

Five members of the team deliver the EarlyBird Training. 

The majority of families are offered weekly or fortnightly home visits and there are three targeted groups which are run on a weekly basis.

Families with children who are referred with social communication difficulties or Autism are offered a block of home visits with a transition plan so that children canmove on to access some group activities. 

Portage has an open referral policy and parents and professionals can refer children (0-5 years old) for consideration. There is no lower age limit for referral and Portage discontinues when the child is 3 years old and receives their funded 15 hours of early years education per week.