Early years special educational needs and disability funding for settings

Funding available to educational settings.

Early Years SEND Inclusion Fund

Funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds with special educational needs who are accessing their free entitlement.  The funding is to support children's learning and development.  More information on the SEND Inclusion Fund and frequently asked questions

How to apply: 

Newcastle and Moorlands

Stafford and South Staffordshire

Lichfield and Cannock

East Staffordshire and Tamworth

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Disability Access Funding (DAF) - Early Years funding to support children with disabilities

What is the Disability Access Fund?

Children aged 3 and 4 years old, who are 

  • in receipt of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and
  • accessing universal 15 hours of funded child per week

could be eligible to apply for additional funding through the Disability Access Fund.

Childcare providers could get access to a one off payment of £800 per calendar year (up from £615) for each eligible child that could aid in making reasonable adjustments at the setting and improve accessibility.

Where can I get more information?

See our guidance on the Staffordshire County Council website.

Email eeac@staffordshire.gov.uk   

Ring:  01785 278 201

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Early Years Pupil Premium Funding

Extra funding is available to support some 3 and 4 year old children on funded childcare places.  More information on Early Years Pupil Premium Funding.

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