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EYs SEN Inclusion Fund

EYs SEN Inclusion Fund provides funding for children in the early years who are experiencing significant barriers to learning.

Practitioners and teachers can refer for a higher level of funding than that which has previously been available. The allocation of EYs SEN inclusion funding will mean that for some children, an Education Health and Care Needs Assessment will no longer be necessary or appropriate.

Derbyshire's EYs SEN inclusion funding is available for children from the term after they are 2 until they move into reception. The funding is available for children who have significant special educational needs and attend either a non-maintained or maintained early years setting.

Settings will be able to submit documentation directly to show that a child's needs and barriers to learning require additional funding, above the resources normally available to them. If successful, the setting will be able to claim funding from a few weeks after the referral was received by the local authority. EYs SEN Inclusion Fund is similar to the Graduated Response for Individual Pupils (GRIP) initiative available to pupils in primary and secondary schools.

The documents and forms supporting EYs SEN Inclusion Fund are attached to this page.