SEN inclusion fund

The local authority is required to have an inclusion fund for children with special educational needs and disabilities who are taking up their funded early education entitlement.

SEN inclusion funding (SENIF) is available for two, three or four year old children (receiving FEEE funding) with additional needs who may need extra support to access early education. 

In some circumstances, funding may be given to children under 2 if they have complex medical needs and/or significant sensory impairment. The funding is in addition to the funded early education payment.

The full information and resources for SENIF is available on