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Enhanced Temporary Additional Early Years Support (ETAEYS) initiative

ETAEYS 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 ETAEYS funding will mean that for some children, an Education Health and Care Needs Assessment will no longer be necessary or appropriate.

Derbyshire's ETAEYS funding is available for children from the term after they are two 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. ETAEYS is similar to the Graduated Response for Individual Pupils (GRIP) initiative available to pupils in primary and secondary schools.

The documents and forms supporting ETAEYS are attached to this page.