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Early education and childcare funding

Disability Access Fund

A child will be eligible for DAF if they are in receipt of disability living allowance and receive one of the following:

  • the universal 15 hours entitlement for 3 and 4-year-olds
  • from April 2024, the 15 hours entitlement for disadvantaged 2-year-olds
  • from April 2024, the 15 hours entitlement for children aged 2 years of working parents
  • from September 2024, the 15 hours entitlement for children aged 9 months to 2 years of working parents

This will be paid direct to your early years provider.

To apply for disability access funding, please speak to your childcare provider.

Core component – link – find registered early education and childcare providers on RIS

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