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Early Years professionals

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.

You can also see Local Guidance and National Guidance.

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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:

  • pre-schools
  • nurseries
  • childminders

Read the Early Years Inclusion Fund application pack.

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].

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For all current Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) and Annual Review paperwork and guidance, see the resources for schools and settings page.

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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:

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