Welcome to the Portage Team's page, we hope it provides a clear overview of our work and any information you are looking for.

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About us:

The Portage Team provide a home visiting and early education support group service for pre-school children with additional needs and their familiies. Children 0 – 3 can receive Portage Home Visiting and children 3 – 5 can attend one of our Portage small step groups.

Bradford Portage is a registered service with the National Portage Association  www.portage.org.uk 



The Portage Team have an open referral system via a Portage Enquiry Form for parents, carers and professionals.

The Team provides a service to children and their parents/carers, including:

  • Partnership working with parents and carers
  • Information and support to parents and carers
  • Portage regular home visits following the Portage Early Education model through play based activities
  • Liaison and joint working with other agencies involved with the child
  • Training and support for individuals and for groups of staff including delivery of the Portage Workshop: A Small Steps Approach to learning for Children with SEND
  • Support for transitions into settings, nurseries, schools
  • Advice, information, completing DLA and/or loans of specialist resources
  • Social activities for children and their parents and carers.

Alongside Portage Home Visiting we also run a number of Portage Groups around the Bradford District.

Please email Senior Portage Home Visitor Janine.wood3@bradford.gov.uk for further information.

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Portage Team
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Tel: 01274 439500




Senior Portage Home Visitor: Janine Wood

Portage Home Visitors: Kerry Cawley, Wakhida Akhtar, Erum Iqbal, Lisa Haley, Lucy Dawson, Suzanne Palmer, Charlene Hamilton 






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