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




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



Portage is a home visiting educational service for pre-school aged children with additional support needs and their families. Alongside Portage Home Visiting we also run a number of Portage Education Groups around the Bradford District.

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 Special Eductional Needs and Disabilities. 
  • 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.

Bradford Portage offer:  

  • Children aged 0 – 2 can receive Portage at home or in an education group.
  • Children aged 2 - 3 can receive Portage at home or in an education group if not accessing their early education place. Children who are accessing early education can receive up to 6 Portage sessions.
  • Children aged 3 – 5 can receive up to 8 sessions in a Portage education group.

Portage works flexibly to meet the needs of children and families, if there is a medical reason a child cannot access their early education place aged 3+ we may be able to offer Portage home visits.


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Bradford Portage Service 

5th Floor 
Margaret McMillan Tower 
Princes Way

Tel: 01274 439500





Portage Team Manager: Janine Wood

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






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