Early Years Element 2 (formerly Inclusion Funding) is aimed at supporting the inclusion of those 2, 3 and 4 year olds with SEND in early years provision (PVI and maintained) receiving funded education.
The Authority will only consider applications for Inclusion Funding (Element 2) for a 2 Year Old Funded place where a child has a specific need and where a young person has a funded place (see below). There are specific SEND criteria under which an application can be made (as detailed below)
Parents can apply for a 2 year Old Funded place through the NY Families Information Service if they meet any of the criteria below: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/article/24354/Early-education-places-and-funding
Child Tax Credit and have a joint annual income not over £16,190
Working Tax Credits and have a joint annual income of no more than £16,190
The Working Tax Credit four-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Support through part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act
The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
Your two year old child receives Disability Living Allowance
Children looked after by a local council, such as with foster carers, are also entitled to a free two-year-old place. Children are also eligible if they've been adopted from local authority care or if they have left care under a Special Guardianship Order, Child Arrangements Order or Residence Order.
Applications for Inclusion Funding (Element 2) to support a 2 year old SEND placement will only be considered when a funded place has been agreed as above.
If you have a child who qualifies for a funded place and you feel that they have a specific need please complete the application and planning forms for the use of inclusive funding.
Early Years providers are able to apply for additional funding to support children in a given (SEN Code of Practice) area of need. Panels will generally be held half termly.
Date Funding Applied
|1st February to 28th/29th February||March||Beginning of summer term|
|1st March to 30th April||May||After June half term|
|1st May to 30th June||July||Beginning of Autumn term|
|1st July to 30th September||October||After October half term|
|1st October to 30th November||December||Beginning of Spring term|
|1st December to 31st January||February||After February half term|
Please read the guidance thoroughly before making any application.
We have added additional information (see below) on Risk Assessments (including Guidance on their use and a Pro-forma) for your assistance.
Applications forms for element 2 Funding must be accompanied by a completed CAN-Do assessment which must be submitted by a registered user. All current registered users in schools and settings have been sent a copy of the most up-to-date CAN-Do assessment tool. If your setting does not have a trained user, training is available through Smart Solutions. Any statement given in the CAN-Do assessment (either disagree partly or disagree) must be supported with the most appropriate documentary evidence.
If you have any queries please contact Inclusive Education - 01609 534010
Completed submissions must be received by the Authority on or before the deadlines as detailed in the above timetable (Applications Received). Late applications will be put forward to the next Panel date.