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Early years special educational needs and disability funding for settings

Funding available to educational settings.

Disability access funding (DAF)

Additional funding for providers to support children with special educational needs and disabilities aged three and four.

For guidance, and information on how to make an application, see the disability access funding document in our download section on the right hand side of this page.

Additional educational needs (AEN) funding in private, voluntary and independent early years settings

Settings are expected to meet the needs of all children, including those children with a range of special educational needs. Additional district needs funding is allocated to private, voluntary and independent settings in order to provide additional adult support over and above that given to other children in the setting. More information is in our guidance document for AEN funding in private, voluntary and independent, early years settings.   

Funding is based on the Staffordshire special educational needs criteria for 2 year olds and criteria for 3 year olds.  

Settings should submit funding application forms or review proformas at least 10 working days before the early years forum.  

The guidance, criteria, application and review form referred to above can be found in our download section to the right hand side of this page.

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