Portage Service

What does it do?
Provides a home visiting service and education groups across Bradford for pre-school aged children with additional needs and their families. Portage home visitors work in partnership with parents and carers to make play and learning fun for all the family. The team also supports transition from nursery to school, and works with other agencies to provide support and give advice on strategies to support the inclusion of children with special needs

Bradford Portage offer:  

Portage works flexibly to meet the needs of children and families. The offer is subject to change. 

Our core offer is: 

  • Portage Home Visits

Children aged 0-5 who are not accessing free childcare can receive up 12 Portage Home Visits. 

  • Portage Groups

Children aged 0-5 who are accessing 15 hours free childcare will be offered a place at a Portage Group for up to 8 sessions.

Portage is not available to children who are accessing 30 hours free childcare.

 A re-referral may be considered if further support is required. 

Who is it for? 

Pre-school children with additional needs until after transition into nursery at 2 or 3 years old. Portage home visiting can continue until 5 if a child is not able to attend nursery for medical reasons or for short specific pieces of early intervention work.

To refer a child to the service please complete the Portage enquiry form attached at the bottom of the page.

Who to contact

01274 439500 / 07582109230 01274 439500 / 07582109230
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Where to go

West Yorkshire


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