Disability Access Fund
In April 2017, the government introduced a new funding measure for early years providers; the Disability Access Fund (DAF), to support children with disabilities or Special Educational Needs.
Eligibility for Disability Access Fund (DAF)
3 and 4 year olds will be eligible for the DAF if they meet the following criteria:
- The child is in receipt of child Disability Living Allowance (DLA) – (for more information on Disability Living Allowance); and
- The child receives the funded entitlement funding (15 hours universal entitlement)
Please note: 4 year olds who are attending maintained, academy or free school reception classes are NOT eligible for DAF funding.
Further information on the Disability Access Fund can be found in section 8 of the Funded Early Years and Childcare Entitlement: Operational Guidance.