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.


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 2019-2020
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.

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)

Part 2 - Form guidance
ALFEY Guidance on requesting funding for supporting individual children.
Part 2 - Checklist of what to include
ALFEY checklist
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.


Forms and records downloads

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