Early Years - improving extra support for children with special educational needs and disabilities

Our early years criteria (PDF) explains the decisions that inform how and what help is provided to those needing extra support, beyond that usually provided through early years action plus.

Early years funding (PDF) outlines the funding situation for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) in early years settings and how funding decisions are made.

We provide guidance (PDF) on how to apply for extra support for a child in an early years setting. The following forms are for use in any referral:

  • Updated: 02 Sep 2014