Camden Home Learning or Portage is a home visiting educational service for pre-school children with additional support needs, and their families.

How does the service work?

Home Learning offers a framework of support with regular home visits, by a trained practitioner. After sharing your understanding of your child’s individual gifts, abilities and support needs a Practitioner will visit your home weekly to look at what your child does and work with you to plan fun activities that will take your child onto the next step of their development.

Home Learning Practitioners specialise in breaking down developmental aims into small, achievable steps using play as a tool. This helps children who may be having difficulty achieving specific skills in key areas. The activities, with supporting equipment, are left with you to work on with your child during the week. The key to home visiting is the partnership between the family and the practitioner.

In order to help children through these steps, learning activities are planned for each child based on his or her current strengths and agreed priority areas of development

Who is the service for?

Families with babies and children (0-5 years) who:

  • have a special need or developmental delay in 2 or more areas of their development.
  • are not in nursery or any other provision.
  • are Camden residents


How much does it cost?

This service is free.

Availability:

Day Time 
Monday 09:00-17:00
Tuesday 09:00-17:00
Wednesday 09:00-17:00
Thursday 09:00-17:00
Friday 09:00-17:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

How to access this service:

Can be made direct to the service or through the Camden social care team.

Contact:


Phone: 0207 359 3635 (option 1)
Email: celia.roberts@kids.org.uk