SEND Support Service - Early Years Portage (Northamptonshire)

Main contact: 

Pauline Kirby - Area Manager, SEND Support Service

Telephone number: 

01604 364 835





William Knibb Centre
Alfred Street
NN16 0SW

Other staff contacts: 

Anne Wakeling


Tel: 01604 364 835

External website link

Northamptonshire Portage service

Local Offer Website

Northamptonshire Local Offer - Portage page

Service Information Leaflets

PDF icon Northamptonshire Portage and SEND Early Years Team leaflet

Service description

Northamptonshire Portage and SEND Early Years Team is managed within Northamptonshire County Council. We offer support to families and carers through home teaching and also offer support and advice to early years education settings who are supporting children with additional needs.

The team has a number of roles within it including:        

1 Senior Portage Manager

5 Senior Education Inclusion Officers – Portage and SEND Early years

13 Senior Portage and SEND Early Years Outreach Workers

40 Volunteer Portage Visitors (who are fully trained)

2 Assistant Administrators – Toys and Resources


We have eligibility criteria and requests for involvement need to be made through  an online form which can be found on our website page.

We have 2 Portage Accredited Trainers.