The aim of the Early Years Pupil Premium, (EYPP), is to narrow, or close the gap between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and other children by providing additional funding. This provides the opportunity to raise the quality of provision we offer.
All children aged three and four who meet the eligibility criteria will benefit from the funding. This funding is paid directly to us on an hourly rate basis. The annual value for a 15 hour place over a full year is just over £300. In order to be able to claim this funding we require parents to sign the funding agreement which asks for details of parent’s date of birth and National Insurance number.
A child will be eligible for the EYPP if they:
- Are in a low-income family and their parents are in receipt of benefits (one or more), for example, Child Tax Credit and Income Support;
- Have been adopted from care;
- Have left care through special guardianship;
- Have been looked after by the local authority for at least the span of one day;
- Are subject to a child arrangement order.
As an Early Years setting we have the freedom to choose how we spend the money to best support disadvantaged children in our care.
Please read our EYPP report for more information on how we have used these funds and measured their impact.