Eligible working families whose children will be aged between 9 and 23 months old on 31 August can now apply to receive 15 hours childcare starting from September 2024.

Find out more information on the Childcare Choices website

Early Years

How to use DAF to support children with SEND

How to use DAF to support children with SEND

Providers should consider what reasonable adaptations are required to ensure equity of access. This may include changes to the environment, equipment or additional resources to support the provider with meeting the needs of the child or for the benefit of children as a whole attending the setting.

Providers should involve the child’s parent(s) and engage with other professionals working with the family to ensure DAF is spent appropriately.

Any resources purchased as part of DAF remain the property of that particular provider. However, if a child is moving onto another provider, they may wish to make arrangements for the transfer of any resources.

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