Portage Pre-School Support Service (PPS) - Dorset Council

Portage Pre-School Support Service (PPS) supports children and families at any time from birth to the end of the first term at school. We work in partnership with early years settings. A portage consultant visits you regularly in your home or your child's early years setting. They discuss and plan appropriate learning experiences with parents and early years practitioners. These experiences support your child to enjoy learning through play. Children who use this service may have a range of educational or medical needs. We understand that needs change over time, so the level and type of support needs to change to meet these needs.


Venue address
County Hall (South Annexe) Colliton Park

Service Details

Additional Information

We have 2 teams of portage consultants in Dorset. They work with different professionals during their involvement with your child and family. These professionals can include: early years practitioner, educational psychologist, speech and language therapist (SALT), physiotherapist, occupational therapist and health visitors. Alternatively you can visit the national portage site at www.portage.org.uk.

Referral information

Health professionals and early years settings usually make requests for involvement. If you have concerns about your child as a parent, you can contact the portage service yourself.

Age Range Details
0 to 5.
Age Range
0 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

Journey Planner

Address: County Hall (South Annexe)  Colliton Park  Dorchester  Dorset