What is the Early Years Pupil Premium? (EYPP)
In April 2015, the Government introduced the EYPP. Schools, Nurseries, Pre-Schools and Childminders registered to deliver the funded early education entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds are able to claim up to an extra £300 per year through the EYPP for eligible children to help support the delivery of high quality early education.
How could this help your child?
Additional funding will help your child’s school or early years setting to:
- Extend the facilities, equipment and learning experiences available
- Provide additional services to meet your child’s particular needs and interests
- Further support your child’s individual learning and development
Could my child be eligible?
If your 3 or 4 year old is accessing their free early education entitlement at a registered early years setting and you meet at least 1 of the following criteria, then your child could be eligible;
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- 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, which is paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
Children are also eligible if they have;
- Been in local-authority care for 1 day or more in England or Wales
- Been adopted from care in England or Wales
- Left care under a special guardianship order or residence order in England or Wales
What should you do next?
If you think you qualify, it’s quick and easy. Talk to your school or early years setting, who will help you to apply through completing a simple form to allow your eligibility to be checked.