Early Years professionals
This section of York SEND Local Offer will provide you with resources you may need in supporting children aged 0 to 5 years with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in an Early Years Setting.
Read more about:
- Grants and funding
- Education, Health and Care Plans and Annual Reviews
- Special Educational Needs and Disabilities one page guides
Grants and funding
There are 2 different grants and funds available for Early Years professionals.
Early Years Inclusion Fund
Early Years Inclusion Fund is aimed at supporting the inclusion of those 2 to 4 years old with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Early Years provision receiving funded education.
This fund supports the inclusion of children with SEND who attend Ofsted registered:
Disability Access Fund
The Disability Access Funding (DAF) is a small amount of additional funding available to support access for 3- and 4-year-olds with disabilities in early years settings. A child will be eligible for DAF if they are in receipt of Disability Living Allowance. A sum of £881 per year is to be used to improve access and inclusion.
Providers can request an application form from the Early Years Funding Team by email: [email protected].
Education, Health and Care Plans and Annual Reviews
For all current Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) and Annual Review paperwork and guidance, see the resources for schools and settings page.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities one page guides
You can access a range of one page guides created by City of York Council, based on common questions for families. You can download and share the guides with families you work with:
- what is an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)?
- requesting an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
- week by week 20-week assessment process
- what is Special Educational Needs and Disabilities?
- first steps in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)