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Early Years Inclusive Learning Service

The Inclusive Learning Service is made up of the Early Years Forum, Portage Home Teaching Service and the Hazel Trees Education Nursery. The service works in partnership with parents/carers, schools and setting to deliver a high quality service for all pre-school children aged 0 - 5 with additional needs in Stoke-on-Trent.

Early Years Forum

The Early Years Forum is a monthly meeting of professionals who work for a range of agencies that provide services for young children. The Early Years Forum is for pre-school children aged 0 - 5 with additional needs.

To find out more about the Forum please see the Information for parent's and carer's page.

The referral to Portage service (Form 1) can be found on the professionals’ page

Portage - Home Teaching Service

Portage is a home based teaching service for pre-school children aged 0 - 5 with additional needs and their families.

Portage Home Visitors work with the child and their families in the home from when a child is a few weeks old until they move into an early years setting or school. Portage Home Visitors make regular visits to the family.

Hazel Trees Education Nursery

The Hazel Trees Education Nursery is a multi-agency centre that supports pre-school children aged 0 - 5 with development needs.

The Early Years Intervention Service runs 3 separate pre-school groups; the Discovery Group, the Adventurers Group and the Explorers Group.

The professional make-up of the group includes a teacher and highly skilled Early Years Practitioners. In addition input is provided by professionals from a range of multi-disciplinary backgrounds, including health.

Who to contact

Contact Name
The Early Years Inclusive Learning Service / Jayne Brown / Nicole Barrow
01782 231285
01782 232292

Where to go

Hazel Trees
Duke Street

You can contact the Early Years Inclusive Learning Service by telephone on 01782 231285 and 01782 232292 or by email at

We are based at Hazel Trees, Duke Street, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 3NR. The number for the buildings reception is 01782 232285.

For confidentiality reasons please do not email any forms or children's information to us without password protection; please post them to us at the above address.



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