Specialist Equipment for Early Years and Childcare

This funding is available to providers that are listed on the Ofsted Early Years Register and offer Early Education to families in Norfolk or Out of School childcare provision.

It will help existing providers meet their legal obligations to make reasonable adjustments in their provision to support children with disability, as detailed in the Equalities Act 2010 and the SEND code of practice 2015.

Any application for specialist equipment will require a signed professional letter from the individual child’s Occupational Therapist (OT) or Physiotherapist giving details of the following:

  • Why the equipment is required
  • How it will enhance the child’s access to their chosen educational provision
  • How the equipment will support the child’s learning.

The application will also require an in date quote from the specialist company (OT or Physiotherapist will arrange this) giving details of the follow:

  • Name of equipment
  • Size required
  • Details of all the parts required eg postural supports, tray, footplate,
  • Quote number.

Any request for specialist equipment is the responsibility of the early years provider and they must liaise with health professionals to ensure all the documentation is current and up to date.

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