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.

The Advisory Teacher for Early Years Inclusion can be contacted on 01803 208261 or 07789 923 782.

SEN Early Years Resources are also available.

Funding

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.

ALFEY Panel Dates 2018
Final Submission date ALFEY Panel Effective from
Friday 11 May, 12:00 Monday 21 May Monday 4 June string
Friday 3 August, 12:00 Tuesday 21 August Tuesday 4 September string
Friday 28 September, 12:00 Tuesday 16 October Monday 29 October string
Friday 16 November, 12:00 Tuesday 4 December Monday 7 January 2019 string
ALFEY Panel Dates 2019
Final Submission date ALFEY Panel Effective from
Friday 25 January, 12:00 Tuesday 12 February Monday 25 February string
Friday 15 March, 12:00 Tuesday 2 May Tuesday 23 April string
Friday 3 May, 12:00 Tuesday 21 May Monday 3 June string
Terms of Reference
Activity Led Funding Early Years (ALFEY) Panel

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.

Terms of Reference
Activity Led Funding Early Years (ALFEY) Panel

  Download Activity Led Funding in Early Years (ALFEY) form – Part 1 (setting information)

  Download Activity Led Funding in Early Years (ALFEY) form - Part 2 (child information)

Activity Led Funding in Early Years (ALFEY) form - Part 2 - Guidance
Guidance on requesting funding for supporting individual children.
Change of hours application form
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.

  Download Disability Access Fund application form

Disability Access Fund
Information including eligibility criteria.

SENCOs

Forms and records downloads

You can download the relevant forms and record keeping templates and guidance documents below.