SEN Inclusion Funding (SENIF) is a statutory requirement made available by KCC to enable settings supporting pre-school children with Special Educational Needs to secure better outcomes:

  • when attending a Kent setting, childminder, or out of hours provider and SENIF criteria is met
  • when the child does not have an Education, Health and Care Plan
  • for a maximum of 30 hours per week pro rata on attendance and eligibility
  • when in receipt of Nursery Education Entitlement for three and four year-olds.

It is non-statutory to provide this funding for eligible two year-olds in receipt of Nursery Education Entitlement but Kent will continue to fund support for these children up to a maximum of 15 hours.

For more information, visit the Kelsi SENIF website.

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Early Years SENIF Hot Line

A support line for Early Years SENCos and Practitioners to make general or specific SENIF enquires and receive advice and information from one of the SENIF Practitioner Area Leads for their area.



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