BCP Additional SEND Payments

Early Years Additional SEND Payments are part of BCP Council's Inclusion Fund.

These grants contribute to provider's existing resources to support in meeting the special needs of children in a childcare setting.

Payments are made using a two-tier system determined by the complexity of the child's need.

Please refer to the BCP Early Years Additional SEND Payments Policy for information on how these are allocated.

Support for making your application

You may find these documents helpful when making your application.

Guidance to Complete Additional Payments Application Form

Child's Chronological Age to SOGS Age Conversion Table

Child's Chronological Age to DSS Stage Conversion Table

Here is a list of questions that you will find on the online application form.

We have also produced a guide to selecting an SEND Primary Need

Setting up an account

Application forms for the Additional SEND Payments are on a secure portal which requires a business account online to access. 

See our guide on how to create a business account.

If you have any difficulties creating your account, please contact the switchboard on 01202 451451.  Please do not contact your SENDo as they will not be able to help with the setting up of accounts. 

If your enquiry is about the completion of the forms, please email your BCP SEND Officer Team.

Bournemouth: eysend@bournemouth.gov.uk

Christchurch and Poole: l.tasan@poole.gov.uk

Other funding and feedback

Other funding is available, please see Disability Access Fund for more information.