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A range of childcare funding is available for all children. Additionally, children with special educational needs and disabilities, are entitled to the following:
For children who receive Disability Living Allowance and 3 and 4 year old early education funding, early years providers are able to receive the Disability Access Fund
Two year olds in receipt of DisabilityDisabilityA physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term negative effect on an individual’s ability to do normal daily activities. Living Allowance and those who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCPEHCPA legal document that describes a child or young person's special educational, health and social care needs. It explains the extra help that will be given to meet those needs and how that help will support the child or young person to achieve what they want to in their life.), can access early education funding for 2 year olds.
Tax-Free Childcare is a government scheme that helps parents save money on the cost of approved childcare. For every £8 paid to a childcare provider, the government pays £2, up to £2,000 per child per year. This increases to £4,000 per year for children with disabilities.
For full details of childcare funding available for all, see the information on the Family Information Directory.
For details of other benefits and finance available for children with SEND, visit the Money Matters section of the Local Offer.