Disability Access Funding (DAF)

The Disability Access Fund (DAF) is funding for early years providers to support children with disabilities or special educational needs. It aids access to early years places by supporting providers in making reasonable adjustments to their settings. 3- and 4-year olds will be eligible for the Disability Access Fund if they meet the following criteria:

  • the child is in receipt of child disability living allowance (DLA) and;
  • the child accesses the funded entitlement at the early years provider

Note:  4-year olds in primary and infant school reception classes are NOT eligible for disability access funding.
If you would like to apply for DAF funding for a child attending your setting please ensure that you ask the parent to complete the Disability Access Funding Application form, available at
Devon.cc/daf and provide an up to date DLA award letter covering the period for which you are claiming the funding.