Portage service

Portage in Stockport is registered with the National Portage Association. It's a borough wide service which offers teaching, management support and advice for pre-school children with additional needs/disabilities and their families.

Our highly experienced team of trained Portage Early Education Workers offer a structured but flexible system. They support children with additional needs and their families.

Activities and programmes are designed to support the development of play, communication, relationships and learning.

Children are primarily visited at home; however, we also visit children in a variety of Early Years settings which includes foster carers and child-minders.

The Portage team have links with other teams/agencies who may also be working with a child.

In addition to this, Portage Early Education workers provide information on future nursery placements. They also ensure parents and carers are guided through to other relevant services that can help meet their children's needs.

More information and contact details can be found on the Stockport Family information hub.

Stockport has a website called the Local Offer. It has information, advice and support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs aged 0-25 and their families.

You can find out more about the service and how to get in touch on the Local Offer website.

Visit the Local Offer