Our education services change lives
We provide Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ educational services for deaf babies, toddlers and preschoolers at our purpose-built Family Centre in Portsmouth, Hampshire. We also offer regular sessions for children with unaided deafness, and for children with additional and more complex needs.
"The enthusiasm, positivity, reassurance and knowledge made us feel like we had really found a place for our son which would help him have the very best start in life." Parent
Having any degree of deafness can significantly affect a child’s ability to communicate. However, with modern technology and appropriate intervention during their early years, most deaf children can – and do – learn to communicate clearly and effectively using spoken language.
"No matter how far away you live, they will help your child through their preschool ife. I don't know what we would have done without them!" Parent
Many of the deaf children benefiting from our educational programmes significantly narrow the communication gap with their hearing peers – and, just as importantly, they have fun!
"It's just been the most wonderful, supporting, loving place that I could've ever asked for to help me and support my son..." Parent
Our team of Teachers of the Deaf, teaching assistants and specialist Speech and Language Therapists provides expert intervention tailored to the needs of each individual child.
"We found out about The Elizabeth Foundation and it was just a great, fantastic place to be. Our daughter just loved to go..." Parent
See how our education services helped Riley
Please note: if your location or circumstances prevent your child from being able to attend our Family Centre Education Services on a regular basis, we can provide support to you and your child through:
- our innovative Let’s Listen and Talk online educational programme,
- our one-to-one Specialist Speech and Language Therapy service.
Summer Residential Programme
Our education services are rated as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted: “Children thrive in this exciting, education environment. There are high expectations for every child and children make excellent progress in their learning and development. Children are incredibly well supported to progress to their next stage of education ... Staff expertly develop children’s listening and communication skills. They skilfully plan activities to introduce new language to children … Staff have high ambitions for children and they deliver an exceptionally well-planned curriculum.”
We have a wide range of policies and procedures that affect how we provide our education services - ranging from our Admissions and Special Educational Needs Policies to our Complaints and Safeguarding Policy.
If you would like to find out more, click on the following links to read these policies:
- our Referral and Admissions Policy
- our Whistleblowing Policy
- our Complaints Procedure Policy
- our Equal Opportunities Policy
- our Special Educational Needs Policy
- our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
If you have any questions about any of these policies or need further information, please contact us.