Early Years / Special Educational Needs Inclusion Fund - Info for Providers and Parents
This Early Years Inclusion Fund / Special Educational Needs Inclusion Fund (EYIF / SENIF) is for 2- and 3- and 4- year olds who are taking up their Early Years funded entitlement. This fund is available to ensure the inclusion of children with emerging needs in early education.
All early years providers who are eligible to receive funding for the 2- 3- and 4-year-old early education entitlement are also eligible to receive support from this inclusion fund.
The maximum amount that can be applied for per child:
- For 2-year olds: £2000 per term
- For 3- and 4-year olds: £1000 per term (please note, the EYIF / SENIF is not available for children in reception classes)
An application form needs to be completed and submitted every term.
|Period fund covers||Applications to be submitted by||Payment date||Appeal date|
|Autumn term 1*||9th September 2021||23rd September 2021||7th October 2021|
|Autumn term 2||22nd October 2021||5th November 2021||18th November 2021|
|Spring term||19th January 2022||4th February 2021||18th February 2021|
|Summer term||22nd April 2022||6th May 2021||20th May 2021|
* For children who were in receipt of this inclusion fund in the summer 2021 ONLY
If you are planning to reapply by 09/09/2021, for a child you have applied for before, in the summer term 2021, please use the SENDIF form from last year, stating any updates and achievements.
Please note: for new / first applications, please use the new forms which will be provided as soon as possible and will be download-able via this Thrive Wandsworth page.
Please note: funding can not be agreed retrospectively
Under the Equality Act 2010, providers in receipt of Government Funding are expected to make “reasonable adjustments” and not to “treat children less favourably” by reason of disability. There is an expectation that settings are planning for children’s individual needs in line with EYFS requirements.
The upldated application forms and guidance document will be uploaded soon.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Early Education Childcare Places Team
7, Ram Street
- SW18 1TJ
- Get directions
This information is for Early Years, Ofsted registered, providers who can apply for this.
Last updated: 14 Sep 2021