Early Years Pupil Premium
The Early Years Pupil Premium
When your 3 or 4-year-old child takes up their funded (free) early education place at nursery, preschool or with a childminder, you may be asked to complete an Early Years Pupil Premium application form.
The information you provide will be used to see if your early education provider can claim additional funding for your child - the Early Years Pupil Premium.
How much funding is there?
The Early Years Pupil Premium is worth up to £300 per year in extra funding for providers of funded early education for each 3 and 4-year-old child who is eligible. It will be spent on enhancing and developing the early education that your child receives.
How could this help my child?
Your child could
- Benefit from extra resources and equipment suited to their needs
- Enjoy new play, learning and activity experiences
- Be even better prepared for starting school
The funding can only be used to help improve the quality of the early education provided. High quality early education has been shown to help children do better at school. The funding will help providers to help your child.
Your provider will have to demonstrate to Ofsted how the funds have been used to improve children’s education. This could include extra training for staff, additional equipment or extra activities focussed on developing children’s speech and language, for example.
Who is eligible?
3- and 4-year-olds in state-funded early education will attract EYPP funding if they meet at least 1 of the following criteria:
their family gets 1 of the following:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s 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 they’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, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
- they are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales
- they have left care in England or Wales through:
- an adoption
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangement order