We support all practitioners and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs) working with children with special educational needs and/or disabilities in early years settings in Torbay.
Inclusion support takes the form of training, advice and guidance around individual children’s needs and inclusive practices.
SEN Early Years Resources are also available.
Activity Led Funding in Early Years (ALFEY)
Early Years settings are invited to apply for activity led funding to help support individual children with needs who have been referred to the service by completing the Funding for Support form.
|Final Submission date||ALFEY Panel||Effective from|
|Friday 19 July 2019||Tuesday 6 August 2019||Start of autumn term|
|Friday 27 September 2019||Tuesday 15 October 2019||After October half term|
|Friday 15 November 2019||Tuesday 3 December 2019||Start of spring term|
|Friday 24 January 2020||Tuesday 11 February 2020||After February half term|
|Friday 6 March 2020||Tuesday 24 March 2020||Start of summer term|
|Friday 1 May 2020||Tuesday 19 May 2020||After May half term|
You can make a request for activity led funding for supporting Individual children by downloading and completing the Activity Led Funding in Early Years (ALFEY) parts 1 and 2 forms and sending them to us.24901
Activity Led Funding Early Years (ALFEY) Panel
ALFEY Guidance on requesting funding for supporting individual children.
ALFEY change of hours form
Disability Access Fund (DAF)
In addition, Early Years settings may be able to receive DAF for eligible children attending their setting. The Disability Access Fund is money that is available for eligible children to a nominated childcare provider once per year to aid access to Early Years places for children with special educational needs (SEN) or disabilities.24776,24775
Information including eligibility criteria.
This practice guidance aims to support all practitioners working with children in the Early Years who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)
Guidance for Setting SENCOs
Early years inclusion audit
Forms and records downloads
You can download the relevant forms and record keeping templates and guidance documents below.
You can download the relevant forms and record keeping templates and guidance documents below.18543,18544,18545,18546,18547,18548,18549,31614,32962,41915
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