Including disabled children in out of school childcare
Childcare inclusion funding is available to support disabled children or those with special needs to attend Ofsted registered childcare and childcare run by schools. The fund is intended to provide for changes to the childcare provision which will make ict possible for the child to access the service. This might include:
- changes to the building
- specialist equipment
- training for staff
- more staff time or a member of staff
Parents must pay the fee for attending the childcare.
Please read the eligibility criteria (PDF 120KB) for more information. There is also a shortened version eligibility criteria information for parents (PDF 82KB) for you to give to parents/carers enquiring about inclusion funding.
Applying for the Childcare Inclusion Fund
Applications must be made jointly by the childcare provider and parent or carer.
These are new and updated application forms for after school clubs and holiday playschemes. The same forms can be used throughout the year (we will not be making termly changes):
After School Clubs
- After School Club form for NEW applicant (MS Word)
- After School Club form for REPEAT applicant (MS Word)
- Holiday Playscheme form for NEW applicant (MS Word)
- Holiday Playscheme form for REPEAT applicant (MS Word)
If you have any questions please contact EYC on 01273 293523 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.