Funding to support children with additional needs

A new Early Years SEND (special educational needs) Panel will now meet to review applications, in line with the Schools' SEND Multi Agency Panel thresholds on a four weekly basis.

Panel meeting dates

The dates when the panel will meet and also the deadline date for paperwork to be sent in by:

  • 16 November 2017 and paperwork is required by 9 November 2017

  • 18 January 2018 and paperwork is required by 11 January 2018

  • 15 February 2018 and paperwork is required by 8 February 2018

  • 15 March 2018 and paperwork is required by 8 March 2018

  • 24 May 2018 and paperwork is required by 17 May 2018

  • 21 June 2018 and paperwork is required by 14 June 2018


Where possible only Ofsted rated 'good' and 'outstanding' childcare providers will be used to provide childcare funded by the Local Authority.

Bury Council's childcare brokerage service provides information, advice, guidance and one to one support with childcare issues from both our Family Information Service and our Reaching Children and Families Team. We also offer support to parents and professionals working with families who are experiencing difficulty in finding suitable childcare, particularly for those children with special educational needs and or disabilities.

To access this support, please contact us. Let us know if you would like us to contact the family directly.