Portage is a home visiting service for pre-school children, aged 0-5, with special educational needs or a disability (SEND). The team provide regular home visits which aim to:
Portage is based on the principle that you, as a parent, are the key figure in the care and development of your child. The team works in partnership with parents/carers and other agencies and information is shared with nursery, schools and other early years settings to provide continuous support for your child.
The Portage worker will have lots of good ideas which will help you to find out and build on what your child can already do.
Each visit will have:
You can work together to record special moments in your child’s development creating memories and a shared record of what happens over the time you work together.
Activities are based on play and grounded in everyday situations to provide fun and success for your child.
We also run Portage playgroups which are sessions where you can meet other families with children with SEND in an informal, relaxed environment with coffee and cake!
Ruby’s Fund Portage Service can accept a referral for baby/child that does not attend a setting and that meets one or more of the following criteria:
*Please note that Ruby’s Fund Portage Service is a non-statutory service which we deliver through grant funding. If required we will operate a waiting list.
Click here for a referral form. We prefer that your Health Visitor or Family Support Worker refer your child to our service where possible and complete the sen-support-plan-early-years-final-v1.0
For more information please contact Alison Parr on email: firstname.lastname@example.org