Disability Access Funding ( DAF)

Additional funding for children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

What is Disability Access Funding (DAF)?

Disability Access Funding (DAF) is additional funding that is paid directly to your child’s Early Year’s Childcare Providers (including school Nursery Classes). It aims to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), who are aged 3 or 4 and in receipt of universal hours funding. The funding aims to facilitate childcare providers to

  • make reasonable adjustments to support children with SEND
  • access specialist training
  • purchasing specific resources to support your child
  • fund additional sessions etc. 

In order to be eligible, your child must be in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

Some families do not realise they can claim DLA, it can make a huge difference

DAF is an annual payment of £800 per year, for each eligible child, during the time they are in receipt of universal hours funding. It is therefore essential that your childcare provider claims as early as possible, as some children will be eligible for a second payment, one year later.

Information for parents - additional funding for children with Special Educational Needs (SEND).

Coventry Early Years Team

Address: PO Box 15
Council House
Earl Street
Coventry
CV1 5RR

Telephone: 024 7697 5451