Our education services change lives
We provide Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ educational services for babies, toddlers and preschoolers with hearing loss at our purpose-built Family Centre in Portsmouth, Hampshire. We also offer regular sessions for children with unaided hearing loss, 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 a hearing loss 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: "This provision is outstanding. Staff promote children’s communication and language skills exceptionally well using highly effective strategies, giving children the confidence to join in ... Children play in exceptionally well-resourced play areas where they enjoy rich and varied learning experiences. The staff provide exciting and enjoyable activities that motivate and inspire children’s thinking."
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 Admissions Policy
- our Whistleblowing Policy
- our Complaints Procedure Policy
- our Equal Opportunities and Race Relations Policy
- our Special Educational Needs Policy
- our Safeguarding Policy
If you have any questions about any of these policies or need further information, please contact us.