EYPP: Early Years Pupil Premium

What is the Early Years Pupil Premium?

From April 2015, nurseries, preschools, childminders and other childcare providers will be able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care.

The funding of £300 a year goes to your nursery, preschool or childminder and they must use this to support all the children who are eligible for the funding. 3 and 4 year olds whose parents have certain benefits, or a child who has been in the care of the Local Authority in the past are eligible for this funding.

Your preschool, childminder or nursery needs to check whether your child is eligible and will ask you to complete a form. All information on the form is kept safe and will be used just to see if your child is eligible for the Pupil Premium funding now.

Please ask your nursery, preschool or childminder if you have any questions.

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Click here to read the EYPP Guide for Parents

Click Here to Read the EYPP Guide for Providers

The EYPP will be available for eligible children from April 2015.

What makes my child eligible?

Children will be eligible if they are 3 or 4 years old (term after 3rd birthday) and receiving the Free Entitlement in an agreed Ofsted registered provider and the parent/carer is in receipt of one or more of these benefits:

• Income Support

• Income-based Jobseekers Allowance

• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

• The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

• Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

• Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Or if they have been:

• looked after by the local authority for at least one day

• have been adopted from care have left care through special guardianship; and subject to a child arrangement order setting out with whom the child is to live (formerly known as residence orders)

The investment in Early Years Premium is for early years childcare and education to narrow the attainment gap between young children from low-income families and their peers, setting them on a path to a more successful future.
I think I’m eligible – what should I do?

If you think you are eligible – talk to your childcare provider. You need to apply for the EYPP by filling out the EYPP Registration Form that your provider holds.

If you’d like to read more about how the Provider will use the EYPP funding to benefit your child: please click here.

From April 2015, nurseries, preschools, childminders and other childcare providers will be able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care.
The funding of £300 a year goes to your nursery, preschool or childminder and they can use this to support all the children who are eligible for the funding. 3 and 4 year olds whose parents have certain benefits, or a child who has been in the care of the Local Authority in the past are eligible for this funding.
Your preschool, childminder or nursery needs to check whether your child is eligible and will ask you to complete a form. All information on the form is kept safe and will be used just to see if your child is eligible for the Pupil Premium funding now and when they are at school.
Please ask your nursery, preschool or childminder if you have any questions.
This money will make a big difference to your child’s nursery, childminder or preschool and how they can support your child, so please complete the form.

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