Disability Access Fund 

If your child is 3 or 4 and receiving Disability Living Allowance, then your child care provider could receive £615 per year to support them in the setting each year. 

What it is

The Disability Access Fund (DAF) is funding for early years providers to support children with disabilities or special educational needs. It aids access to early years places by supporting providers in making reasonable adjustments to their settings. 

Who can get the funding

3 and 4 year olds will be eligible for the Disability Access Fund if they meet the following criteria:

  • the child is in receipt of child Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and;
  • the child accesses the funded entitlement at the early years provider

How to apply

To check eligibility, your childcare provider will ask you to complete a form and provide evidence of your child’s disability living allowance (DLA).