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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The Portage Team provide a home visiting and early education support group service for pre-school children with additional needs and their families.

Children aged 0 – 2 can receive Portage Home Visiting or attend a Portage Education group. 

Children aged 2 - 3 can receive Portage Home Visiting or attend a Portage Eduction Group if not accessing their early education place. Children who are accessing early eductaion can receive 6 Portage Home Visits or attend a Portage Eduction Group. 

Children aged 3 – 5 can attend one of our Portage Early Education Groups. 

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. 

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 Poratge Team Manager Janine.wood3@bradford.gov.uk for further information.

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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, Karen Russell, Suzanne Palmer, Charlene Hamilton 






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