SENIF process update June 2020

In April 2020, there was an update notifying the postponement of the SENIF application process due to the closure of schools. All applications were considered on a case by case basis for those children who continued to attend their provision. In light of the opening of some schools and settings and children returning to take up their Free Early Education Entitlement the following has been decided:

  • Children currently in receipt of SENIF (or were funded to the end April and is due review) due to transition to Reception in September 2020 – funding will be extended to 31 August 2020.
  • Children currently in receipt of SENIF who will are continuing to take up their FEEE place –funding to be extended to end of Autumn half term 30 October 2020.
  • The SENIF Panel will resume on 23 October 2020, with the deadline for submissions on 14 October 2020.
  • If before the resumption of the SENIF Panel, a school or setting determine SENIF is required to support a child that is currently taking up their FEEE place – please contact EYSEND.Panel@walthamforest.gov.uk and applications will continued be considered on a case by case basis.