National Portage Association

The National Portage Association (NPA) is a national charity, supporting Portage services, families and professionals involved in Portage.

Portage is a home-visiting educational service for pre-school children with SEND and their families.

Portage aims to:

  • Work with families to help them develop a quality of life and experience, for themselves and their young children, in which they learn together, play together and participate in their community in their own right.
  • Support the national and local development of inclusive services for children.

Portage is a model of support for families and children which can be adapted and used effectively both in the home and early years settings.

Many Portage services now offer support and training to early years practitioners.

The NPA Stamp of Approval scheme is an award given to early years settings who have demonstrated they deliver inclusive early years education.