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Disability Access Fund (DAF)

Additional funding is now available for providers to support children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Children aged 3 and 4 years old, who are in receipt of the 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.

Guidance

Accessibility statement

This guidance is a visual guide to support childcare providers to complete a DAF application via their online EY Portal account and advise how DAF can be used. If you cannot access the documentation or have further enquiries related to DAF please contact our Early Education and Childcare Team.

Guidance documents

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 via the EY portal (parental or carer consent required).

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