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Torbay Portage Service - Torbay Small Steps Group (Formerly FIPCAN) - (The Beehive Childrens Centre)

The Torbay Portage Service would like to offer parents and their children with special educational needs an opportunity to attend a small toddler group.  The group aims to reflect the Portage Principles.

portage principles - partnership, inclusion, small steps, looking forward, enabling, generalising skills, being positive, supporting, celebrating sucsess, practical, immediate, relevant, whole child, family and community

The group will take place each week and will be run by two portage home visitors and an Action for Children volunteer.  Additional staff members will also include a play support worker from Action for Children, attending once a month.

The aims of the group are

  • To give parents opportunities to meet one another and the Portage Home Visitors and for staff to get to know families and children
  • For parents to be able to ask questions and share support ideas
  • For children to be able to experience accessible play and learning experiences within a small group
  • For staff members to share play and learning ideas to meet young children’s needs


The group will take place at The Beehive Children’s Centre, Bishops Place, Paignton


Starting from Friday 17th September 2021

Each Friday at 1.00-2.30pm


Who to contact

01803 210200
01802 208271

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Where to go

The Beehive Children's Centre
Bishops Place

Time / Date Details

Time of day
Session Information
1.00-2.30pm (school term time only) - booking required

Other Details




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How to Book

There will be a maximum of 8 parents at each group with no limit on the number of children.  You can place a weekly booking or in advance of up to 4 weeks.

To book call 01803 210200 or email

Spaces will be confirmed by the Action for Children administration team.  Please do not assume you can attend if your booking is not confirmed.

Details we need when booking

  • Your name
  • Your child’s name
  • Telephone contact
  • Email
  • Concern, if any
  • Who recommended this group?