Somerset Portage Service

  • Type of SEND provision:


Portage is a service for pre-school children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We have a team of Portage Practitioners who work with families and their young children individually in their homes or in small groups to support the child’s development through play. Our aim is to provide bespoke teaching and learning opportunities to develop skills, confidence, and enable families to feel included in their community.

Somerset Portage Service is a member of the National Portage Association (NPA) which provides a quality framework and training for Portage services across England and Wales. We follow the core Portage principal of working in partnership with families, placing the needs of the child at the centre of any decision making.

For further information, please see our website: The Portage Service | Support Services for Education

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  • Are you eligible
  • Please see our website for information

  • How to access
  • Referrals to our service are made usually by Health Visitors or by Therapists such as Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists. Referrals are agreed at multi-agency meetings called MAISEY meetings.

  • When is it available
  • During term time only – please see our website for more details.