Special educational needs inclusion funding (SENIF)

SEN inclusion funding is available to support children in early years settings as required. This funding can be used for enhancing ratios, accessing training, and purchasing additional resources to enable the child to access their Free Early Educational Entitlement (FEEE).

Use the application button to make your application for SEN inclusion funding or submit a review for SENIF.

Apply for SEN Inclusion Funding

All applications must be submitted via the online portal button above. If you experience difficulties with the application portal, please contact us immediately by emailing the Early Years SEN Helpline mailbox.

Special educational needs inclusion funding information
SENIF panel monthApplication deadline dateFeedback date (via email)
July Tuesday 2nd July Tuesday 30th July
August SENIF panel does not meet N/A
September Tuesday 27th August Tuesday 24th September
October Tuesday 1st October Tuesday 29th October
November Tuesday 29th October Tuesday 26th November
December Thursday 21st November Thursday 19th December

Applications received after th deadline will not be considered until the following panel.

You must provide a provision map (MS Word, 53KB) to support your applications.

Online consultations

To book SENCo, PSED and Communication and Interaction consultations, please email Earlyyearsandchildcareteam@cheshireeast.gov.uk to request a form.

See SEND toolkit for more guidance.

Page last reviewed: 11 July 2024

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