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Childcare

All Ofsted registered childminders and childcare settings in the East Riding of Yorkshire are supported by the local authority to include children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and have access to specific training courses to help meet the needs of children with SEND.

To ensure your child’s needs are being met, you may wish to contact the Families Information Service Hub (FISH) to discuss both yours and your child’s needs, explore your childcare options and search for all the appropriate childcare settings. This will allow you to make an informed decision on the childcare you choose.


Please call FISH to access this service.                                   

Tel: (01482) 396469


If you feel your child needs extra support due to their additional need, please speak to your chosen childcare setting. You may want to speak to the Special Educational Need Co-ordinator (SENCO) who will discuss specific support for your child with SEND.

To search for Ofsted registered childminders and childcare settings please visit the East Riding Family Service Directory.

Search for childcare (external East Riding website)

If your 2 year old is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA), has a statement of special educational needs or an Education, Health and Care plan, then your child can access up to 15 hours of funded childcare over 38 weeks of the year.

Families on low income or are in receipt of certain benefits may also be eligible.

Further information on eligibility and how to access your place.

Search for childcare settings that offer 2 year old places.

All 3 and 4 year olds can access up to 15 hours of funded childcare over 38 weeks of the year, allowing your child the opportunity to develop their skills before moving to school.

Further information about 3 and 4 year old childcare.

Search for childcare settings that offer 3 and 4 year old places.

Further information about 30 hours free Early Education and Childcare (external FISH website)

If you are currently employed, you could receive an extra 570 hours per child, each year. This means you could receive a total of 1,140 hours of funded childcare per year for each child aged three or four years. This is 30 hours per week (term time only). To receive the 30 hours funded childcare you must be in work and expect to earn the equivalent of 16 hours at national minimum or living wage in the next three months.You can also receive the 30 hours funded childcare Where one parent meets the income criteria and the other is unable to work because they are disabled, have caring responsibilities or have been assessed as having limited capability to work


Disability Access Fund is for childcare settings to claim additional funding for their 3 and 4-year olds, who claim disability living allowance (DLA) in their own right and are receiving funded early education (FEE). Childcare settings will be entitled to receive a one-off payment of £615 per year. The DAF is not based on an hourly rate and is an additional entitlement, which is not transferable between providers, if the child moves during the year. It can only be claimed by one provider if the child attends more than one childcare setting for their FEE and it is the parent’s choice which setting receives the payment. Application forms are available for  childcare settings to access and complete with parents. Settings will send the DAF form and a copy of the DLA letter to FISH for the payment to be processed.  


For more information please contact the FISH team

Tel: (01482) 396469

Email: fish@eastriding.gov.uk.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 04 September 2018