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Disability Access Fund (DAF) - Information for Practitioners

The Disability Access Fund was introduced in April 2017 to ‘enable Early Year’s Providers to anticipate and make reasonable adjustments to their provision and increase the capacity to support disabled children and children with special educational needs’.  3 and 4 year old children are eligible…

Early Help Forums

The Early Help Co-ordinators from each locality, arrange a forum three times a year for the Lead Practitioners in their areas. These forums provide an opportunity for practitioners to hear guest speakers presenting useful information from agencies who can support children and families. The forums…

Early Help Funding

Early Help Funding is a small resource of money available across the county to support Lead Practitioners in the community to be creative with commissioning services for children and young people in order to meet needs identified in a My Plan or My Plan+. Before…

Early Help Practice Guidance

This page is currently under construction, further information will be available shortly.

EARLY HELP REQUEST FOR SUPPORT FORM

You can find a REQUEST FOR SUPPORT FORM here. This form will only be accepted in conjunction with a signed Consent to Share Information form

Early Years

Children grow and develop far greater between the ages of 0-5 than in any other time in their lives.  This period of growth can for some children highlight challenges, whether this is around a child’s rate of development, their behaviour or a specific disability. It…

Early years childcare funding for children with SEND

If your child is aged two and is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and/or has a My Plan+, they are entitled to FREE early learning at a nursery, childminder, playgroup or children's centre.  The place is for a maximum of 15 hours a week…

Early Years, Education and Childcare

The Early Years is a crucial time of development for all children.  Choosing the right type of childcare, or early learning opportunities is an important decision for parents to make.   You will find useful information about the various childcare options, as well as details of funding which may be…

Easy read guides for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Easy read is an accessible way of writing information for people with a learning disability.  Because easy read documents are written in simple language they work for eveyone not just people with a learning disability.  The easy read guides will help children, young people and…

Education - School Admissions

All children in England between the ages of 5 and 18 are entitled to a free place at a state school.  In Gloucestershire, children are able to attend Reception Class the September following their fourth birthday and parents will be contacted in the previous November…
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