Disability Access Fund (DAF)
Additional funding is now available for providers to support children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Children aged 3 and 4 years old, who are in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and claiming an early education funded place could be eligible to apply for the Disability Access Fund (DAF).
This could mean childcare providers could get access to £615 per calendar year for each eligible child that could aid in making reasonable adjustments at the setting and improve accessibility.
Providers should review the guidance below which will give more detail on DAF and how funding can be used, as well as how to complete and submit an application (parental/ carer consent required).
DAF guidance - what is it and what can it be used for (263 KB)
DAF application form (for childcare providers) (354 KB)