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.
National Portage Association has 3 resource(s) on the SEND Gateway
These resources aim to support parents by giving ideas and activity suggestions around teaching specific skills within different areas of development.
The ‘Portage Top Tips: Teaching Your Child Using the Portage ‘Small Steps’ Approach’ provides some general tips and introduction to the Portage ‘Small Steps’ approach.
new skills. Visit the link to explore more Portage Top Tips resources for parents
The NPA provide training and support to the early years workforce to develop Portage practice.
The Portage Workshop and training also aims to support the implementation of Portage principles within early years settings.
The Portage Workshop is an introduction to the Portage Approach to working with children with additional needs and their families. Suitable for anyone interested in finding out more about the Portage model, including early years practitioners, therapists and parents.
This award is available to early years settings (including childminders and foster carers) whose staff have completed the Portage Workshop and demonstrate that they deliver high quality, inclusive early years education, based on the Portage model and Portage principles.
For criteria and application information visit the link.