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 preschool children aged 0 - 5 with additional needs in Stoke-on-Trent.
Referral forms and other paperwork can be found on the link on this page.
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.
Portage is a home based teaching service for pre-school children aged 0 - 5 with additional needs who are not attending an Early Years setting. Parents are an important part of Portage visits and work with the Portage home visitor to set targets for the child and then plan activities to help their child reach these targets.
Portage Home Visitors work with the child and their families in the home or local Family Hub . Portage can start when a child is a few weeks old until they move into an early years setting or school. Please see the Portage page for more information.
The Hazel Trees Education Nursery is an assessment nursery that supports pre-school children from Stoke-on-Trent aged 2 - 5 with development needs.
Staff working in the group include a teacher and highly skilled Early Years Practitioners. In addition input is provided by professionals from a range of other services including health and social care.
Places at Hazel Trees nursery are allocated by the Early Years Forum. Please see the nursery page for more information.
Telephone: 01782 231 285 / 01782 232 292
More information on the venue
You can contact the Early Years Inclusive Learning Service by telephone on 01782 231285 and 01782 232292 or by email at EYIS@stoke.gov.uk.
We are based at Hazel Trees, Duke Street, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 3NR. The number for the building's 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.
Open all year round
Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 4.30pm