Emerging needs fund

Local authorities must ensure that all providers delivering funded early education places meet the needs of children with Special Educational Needs, and disabled children (SEND).

The support provided should meet the outcomes identified for the child, based on evidence of effectiveness, and provided by professionals.

Following consultation with Early Years Providers in Hertfordshire, new Emerging Needs Funding is available in 2017-18 to ensure the early inclusion of children with emerging additional SEN.

Read our SEND Emerging Needs funding for early years document for more detail.

If you want to apply, use our SEND Emerging Needs funding request form.