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)
February Tuesday 30th January Tuesday 27th February
March Tuesday 27th February Tuesday 26th March
April Tuesday 2nd April Tuesday 30th April
May Tuesday 30th April Tuesday 28th May
June Tuesday 28th May Tuesday 25th June
July Tuesday 2nd July Tuesday 30th July

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

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: 16 November 2023

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