Disability Access Fund (DAF)

The Disability Access Fund (DAF) is funding for early years providers to support children with disabilities or special educational needs. It supports providers to make reasonable adjustments to their settings.

To be eligible for DAF, 3 and 4 year olds must meet the following criteria:

  • the child is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA), AND
  • the child is in receipt of the Early Years Funding universal 15 hours entitlement (no minimum number of hours is required)

To claim DAF, the parent will need to complete the Disability Access Fund (DAF) section of the Parental Declaration Form from their childcare provider and return it to them with a copy of their DLA award letter.

The childcare provider will receive an annual payment of £615 per eligible child.