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Early Years Pupil Premium

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)


The Government believes that the Early Years Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way for early years’ settings to improve the education for disadvantaged 3 & 4 year olds.


From April 2015 all early years providers who deliver Government funded early education will be able to claim the early years pupil premium for three and four year old children whose parents are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:


  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance

  • Universal Credit

  • 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, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • They have been in Local Authority care for 1 day or more in England or Wales

  • They have been adopted from care in England or Wales

  • They have left care under a special guardianship order or residence order in England or Wales


Registering could provide up to an extra £300 for your child’s nursery, pre-school or childminder to fund valuable support like extra training or, resources to help raise the quality of your child’s early education.


If you believe you are a low income family or think you may meet one of the above criteria please speak to Mrs Jones in the school office.