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SENDIF- Funding for 3 and 4 year old children with SEND in nursery provision

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We are really pleased to announce that the process for applying for funding from the Early Years Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Fund (SENDIF) has been updated and improved. This is to help meet a key aim of the EYFS reforms to reduce unnecessary workload and also to encourage more applications to the fund to support 3 and 4 year old children with additional needs in nursery.

The new process comes into effect for the panel on the 31st March 2022.

Please note the deadline for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on 15th March 2022.


To improve the process we have:

All information may be found in the Early Years section of the website. For parents, information will be accessible on the Local Offer website from 1st March onwards

We hope that you find the new process easy to access and apply for funding. If you have any questions please contact the Early Years Advisory team who will be happy to help