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Special Education Needs Inclusion and Disability Access Funding

Special Educational Needs Inclusion Funding

Special Educational Needs (SEN) Inclusion Funding is for children aged 2, 3 and 4 years old accessing the free entitlements.

The fund is to support providers to better meet the needs of individual children with emerging SEN.

How to apply

To apply, please fill in the application form and setting additional needs support plan:

Please return completed forms to: CDC@bracknell-forest.gov.uk via secure encrypted email portal.

Alternatively, please submit securely to:

Child Development Centre
Margaret Wells Furby
15 Great Hollands Square
Bracknell 
RG12 8UX

Autumn term 2019

Autumn dates

Key dates

Date

SEN application deadline

Monday 1 July 2019

EY SEN Panel

Wednesday 10 July 2019

Payment processed *

Thursday 25 July 2019

SEN application deadline

Monday 23 September 2019

EY SEN Panel

Wednesday 2 October 2019

Payment processed *

Thursday 17 October 2019

SEN application deadline

Monday 28 October 2019

EY SEN Panel

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Payment processed *

Thursday 21 November 2019

Spring term 2020

Spring term 2020 dates

Key dates

Date

SEN application deadline

Monday 25 November 2019

EY SEN Panel

Wednesday 4 December 2019

Payment processed *

Thursday 19 December 2019

SEN application deadline

Monday 6 January 2020

EY SEN Panel

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Payment processed *

Thursday 30 January 2020

SEN application deadline

Monday 24 February 2020

EY SEN Panel

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Payment processed *

Thursday 19 March 2020

*Please allow 3 working days for funds to appear in your account.

Please note these dates may be subject to change due to software updates. If this occurs you will be notified via the provider portal.

Disability Access Funding

From April 2017 the government introduced the Disability Access Fund (DAF), to support access to free entitlements for children with disabilities or Special Educational Needs (SEN).

The purpose of the fund is to support early years providers to make reasonable adjustments and build the capacity of their setting to support children with disabilities. The funding cannot be used towards childcare fees.

Information provided by the Department for Education (DfE) about the Disability Access Fund can be found in the early years entitlements operational guide.

Eligibility

Three and four year olds will be eligible for the DAF if they meet the following criteria:

Children become eligible for free early education at different points in the year depending when they turn three. Please see below:

DAF eligibility dates

Born between:

Eligible from (following third birthday)

1 April to 31 August

1 September (Autumn term)

1 September to 31 December

1 January (Spring term)

1 January and 31 March

1 April (Summer term)

Four year olds in primary school reception classes are not eligible for DAF funding.

Contact information

Early Help Team

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