SEND funding for early year providers
Early years providers, childminders and out of school providers, who support pre-school children with special educational needs can apply to us for the special educational needs inclusion fund (SENIF). It is a statutory requirement, made available by us, to secure better outcomes.
This additional funding forms part of what we offer. This also includes:
- interventions from SENIF practitioners, who are early years professionals with extensive experience who will support settings
- centrally funded training opportunities.
Disability Access Fund
Education settings can receive £615 per child, per year directly to help children with access to education and support through the Disability Access Fund (DAF).
If you are an early years setting visit the Kelsi website to apply for DAF.
Early years pupil premium
Education settings may be able to receive up to £302 directly per year to help children's education through an early years pupil premium (EYPP)
If you are an early years setting visit the Kelsi website to apply for EYPP.
- Parent and carer guide to Kent's special educational needs inclusion fund leaflet (PDF, 118.7 KB)
- Parent and carer guide to Kent's special educational needs inclusion fund leaflet - easy read version (PDF, 123.8 KB)
- The role of the SENIF practitioner leaflet (PDF, 405.8 KB)
Alternatively, find out how schools can apply for SEND funding.