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Grantham and District Portage Service

Portage is part of the National Portage Association and is an educational home visiting service for pre-school children with additional needs. These may include learning difficulties, developmental delay, physical difficulties and autism. Portage works closely alongside other relevant agencies involved with the family in sharing ideas, setting targets and reviewing progress.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Jane Rose
Contact Position
Portage Co-ordinator
01476 564957 / 07725 595375
GANF Website

Where to go

Grantham Additional Needs Federation
Ambergate Sports College
Dysart Road
South Kesteven
NG31 7LP

The Portage office is based at Ambergate Sports College, Dysart Road, Grantham.

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Service runs Term Time only

Other Details


Referral Details

Families can self refer or be referred by any professional such as a Paediatrician, Health Visitor, GP, Health Care Professional, Nursery, Speech and Language Therapist or any other person working with a family.

Specific age range
0 - 5 Years
Local Offer

Local Offer


Portage is a positive service and we offer 1:1 home visiting support for the families. We can support in transitions into Nursery setting's and school's, if required. We support in generalising skills and empowering parents taking small steps to look forward.

All Portage Workers have to complete the Portage Basic Training Workshop and ideally have some knowledge of working with children who have Special Needs.
Portage workers have undertaken Makaton and Safeguarding training. The Portage Co-ordinator is also trained in using PECS and ELKLAN - communicating support for children with complex needs.

Our service is based within Grantham Additional Needs Federation ( GANF ), the federation has pupils with PMLD, SLD and MLD and has an age range from 3-19 years.


Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
SEN Provision Type

This service is listed for your information. Its inclusion on the Family Services Directory does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Lincolnshire County Council. For more information, go to Terms & Conditions

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