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1. Early Years Inclusion Funding
There is an expectation that providers will demonstrate the ways in which they have endeavoured to meet a child’s additional needs within the resources routinely available prior to requesting Early Years Inclusion Funding.
Funding can only be granted for support whilst a child is eligible for Early Years Entitlement (EYE) within provision. Where a child accesses EYE at more than one provision, inclusion funding will be shared on a pro rata basis.
Early Years Inclusion Funding is administered by Early Years and Childcare Support (EYCC). The funding is available to support children attending Lincolnshire settings. It is about providing equal opportunities for children with a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND) to support them to reach their full potential. The fund is aimed at supporting children with emerging or lower level Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND).
Settings can apply for Inclusion Funding at any point throughout the year. Application forms and additional information are screened by Early Years Specialist Teachers in localities, and decisions shared electronically. Parents should be informed when inclusion funding is being applied for and the outcome should be shared by the setting.
The additional funding should be used to allow the child with SEND to be fully included in day to day provision and to help them to make the best progress possible.