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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.

Summer term 2020

Summer term 2020 dates

Summer term 2020

Date

SEN summer application deadline

Monday 23 March 2020

SEN panel meeting

Wednesday 1 April 2020

Payment processed *

Thursday 16 April 2020

SEN summer application deadline

Monday 18 May 2020

SEN panel meeting

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Payment processed *

Thursday 11 June 2020

SEN summer application deadline

Monday 29 June 2020

SEN panel meeting

Wednesday 8 July 2020

Payment processed *

Thursday 16 July 2020

Autumn term 2020

Autumn term 2020

Date

SEN autumn term application deadline

Monday 29 June 2020

SEN panel meeting

Wednesday 8 July 2020

Payment processed *

Thursday 30 July 2020

SEN autumn application deadline

Monday 28 September 2020

SEN panel meeting

Wednesday 7 October 2020

Payment processed *

Thursday 15 October 2020

SEN autumn application deadline

Monday 16 November 2020

SEN panel meeting

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Payment processed *

Thursday 3 December 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 Years Team

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