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Early years inclusion

SEND funding

Addtional funding is available for the following:

  • 2, 3 and 4 year olds in receipt of early education (SEND Inclusion Fund)
  • Children with an agreed or issued EHCP
  • Exceptional (for those that do not met the above criteria)
  • Disability Access Fund (DAF)
  • Specialist Equipment
  • Medical and Clinical Training
  • Quality and Inclusion Funding

 More information about how to claim and the application form is available on our early years inclusion webpage

The deadline dates to submit SENIF applications are:

  • NOON - 19 May 2023
  • NOON - 6 October 2023
  • NOON - 19 January 2024

There is no deadline for issued or agreed EHCP applications.

The payment date for a successful SENIF or Exception application will be:

  • w/c 12 June 2023
  • w/c 23 October 2023
  • w/c 12 February 2024

Useful links and resources

Sources of information and guidance to help practitioners improve outcomes for children with SEND

Frequently asked questions

Common questions and queries around inclusion matters raised by practitioners.  Please note there are also more specific FAQ's within the inclusion web sections on Autism, SEN Funding and EAL.

NEO for families

Support your families to create a NEO account to complete eligibility checks

NEO for families