Across Achieving for Children, the EYSIF replaces previous funding available to early years settings in Kingston and Richmond. We will also accept applications for some 2 year olds with SEN who are accessing their early educational entitlement.
Applications for the Early Years SEN Inclusion Fund (EYSIF) autumn 2019 closed at 5pm on Monday 17 June 2019.
Please ensure you check the size of any attachments you are adding to your application.
Early Education and Childcare Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities placed a requirement on Local Authorities to establish an Early Years Inclusion Fund to support 3 and 4 year olds with emerging or lower level Special Educational Needs (SEN) or disabilities.
Funding is designed to support settings working with children in the short term as part of a cycle of targeted support and coordinated intervention. Applications must evidence a graduated response of assessment, plan, do and review. Targeted interventions must be implemented with full consent of parents and on-going co-production.
We anticipate that where interventions are effective that funding for two or three terms should be sufficient for most children to make progress, for some children with complex on-going needs settings should consider making a request for an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
Funding for 'one to one' support is not available and settings should not make staffing decisions made on assumptions on or the possibility of funding.
Settings are required to make termly applications, per child. Applications will be considered by a panel consisting of member of the EY Service, SEN team and the Educational Psychology Service (EPS). Please remember that applications are for support for the following term i.e. spring 2019.
The EYSIF replaces all previous inclusion funding in Kingston and Richmond boroughs. The remit, scope, application process and panel are different. There is no 'equivalence' to previous funding allocations and comparisons cannot be drawn.
Please ensure you have considered the following points before beginning the application:
Please do not proceed until you have gathered the necessary evidence.
The form will require you to upload several documents to support your application.
Please note that the size of each document must not exceed 1MB. Please check the size of documents (particularly scans) before you attach them.
Failure to do so could result in your application not going through correctly, and the process being delayed.
You must include a signed copy of the parental consent (pdf, 468 KB) with the application.
Applications for the Early Years SEN Inclusion Fund (EYSIF) autumn 2019 are now closed.
Updated: 17 June 2019