This funding was introduced in April 2017 to support children with disabilities or special educational needs.
The funding is available in relation to 3 and 4-year-olds who meet the following criteria:
- The child is in receipt of child Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and;
- The child receives free early education (via the universal entitlement or extended childcare hours).
Your childcare provider will be eligible to receive disability access funding, which is £615 per child per year, to help them make reasonable adjustments to their setting to support your child. Speak to your childcare provider for more information on how to apply for the funding.