Childcare Professionals

Disability access fund

All early years settings who provide free early education places for three and four year olds are entitled to a one off payment of £615 per year for children in receipt of Disability Living Allowance.

The childcare provider is responsible for identifying eligible children through a discussion with parents.  

This payment is there to support providers to make reasonable adjustments in order to meet the needs of children with special educational needs and disability (SEND) and could be spent on training and resources.

For further details contact the SEN finance manager at Special Education Services on 0116 454 2050 or email