The Early Years Advisory and Portage Home Visitor teams are part of the Educational Psychology and Early Years' Service. They work closely with other teams in Inclusive Education including colleagues in the Communication and Interaction team and the Sensory, Physical, Medical team. They also have close links with colleagues in Health, such as Health Visitors.
A referral can be made to the Early Years and Portage Team using the referral form below. If the referral is specifically for Portage then it will also be necessary to include with the referral, a completed Lone Working Risk Indicator Assessment - see below.
Communication Interaction Needs Advice Sheets (added December 2019)
Speech, Language and Communication Needs Presentation - Jo Collett, SLCN Consultant January 2019
Working with Early Years Settings - Service arrangements for the Educational Psychology and Early Years Service
Lone Working Risk Indicator Assessment Form - Required when making a request for Portage involvement
"Small Talk" Resources
Early Years Advisory and Portage Team: