This is additional funding for early years providers to make reasonable adjustments to their setting, so they can support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
You can claim DAF for any three- and four-year-old child with SEND that both:
- receives child disability living allowance (DLA) and;
- has a funded place with an Ofsted-registered early years provider*
*4-year olds in primary and infant school reception classes are NOT eligible for DAF.
DAF is a one-off payment of £615 per year, not based on an hourly rate.