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Resources to help your child

Useful websites covering the following subjects:


Support groups




Communication and sensory

Eye conditions

Early Years Foundation Service (EYFS)

Dorset Council 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 living in Dorset. We work in partnership with early years settings.  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. 

BCP Council Portage Service

BCP Council Portage Service is a home-visiting education service for children aged 1 - 3 years with significant developmental delay and complex SEND needs in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. 

Home Start

Home-Start works with families in communities right across the UK. Starting in the home, their approach is as individual as the people they’re helping.  

Amber Trust

Amber Trust is the only national charity dedicated to supporting children with vision impairment with their musical development and education.  Little Amber is Amber’s innovative music service that aims to enable blind or partially sighted babies and young children to engage with music by providing families and professionals with resources and ideas for music-making.   


Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)   is one of the UK’s leading sight loss charities and the largest community of blind and partially sighted people.  They have leaflets and information related to Early Years. 

Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs is a registered charity.  They have information on their website with activities from their experts to help your child with a vision impairment learn important skills through play for their Early Years development. 

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