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Early Years Funding Entitlement

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Early Years Funding Entitlement

  • Buckinghamshire like all local authorities is required to have a Special Educational Needs (SEN) Inclusion Fund to support funded 3 and 4 year olds with SEN, who are taking up their free entitlement.  The fund is not dependent on the number of hours the children attend or where they live.

    In Buckinghamshire it has been decided that these funds can also be accessed to support funded 2-year olds with SEN.

    In light of the impact Covid-19 has had on the childcare sector, in September 2020 Buckinghamshire Early Years Service made the decision to extend the use of the Inclusion Fund to include funded children at Childminders.

    These funds are intended to support providers to address the needs of individual and groups of children with low level and emerging SEN.

    The current High Needs Block Funding support will remain for higher level and long term need

    Inclusion Fund Guidance

    Inclusion Fund Rationale

    Early Years Inclusion Fund Request

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