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Funded childcare places

All 3 and 4 year olds and some 2 year olds are entitled to 570 hours per year of funded early education and childcare.

Disability Access Fund (DAF)

Children who are in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and accessing their 3 and 4 year old funding (including the extended entitlement) will be eligible for the DAF.

The DAF payment doesn’t provide parents with a discount to their childcare costs, but instead allows providers to maximise the potential of children in their setting through the support of additional resources, staff or activities, making reasonable adjustments where necessary to ensure a quality experience for all children.

Your early years provider will need to check that your child is in receipt of disability living allowance (DLA), taking a copy of your confirmation and you will also be asked to complete a Parent Statement of Undertaking. On this form you will be asked to nominate the setting to receive the DAF. If you are splitting your funded hours over more than 1 provider please be aware that only one provider can receive the annual DAF payment.

You should also be aware that if you change providers during the year that the DAF payment will not follow you.

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