EY Pupil Premium

All registered early years providers that take children for the funded early education entitlement (including school nurseries and maintained nursery schools; private, voluntary and independent providers; and childminders) are eligible to claim the Early Years Pupil Premium for eligible 3 and 4 year olds.


Children will be eligible if they are 3 or 4 years old and are receiving government funded early education in any provider, and their parents are in receipt of 1 or more of the following benefits, which are the same benefits used to access eligibility for free school meals:

• Income Support

• income-based Jobseekers Allowance

• income-related Employment and Support Allowance

• support under part 6 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 - paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

• Universal Credit


Or if they have been:

• looked after by the local authority for at least 1 day

• have been adopted from care

• have left care through special guardianship

• subject to a child arrangement order setting out with whom the child is to live (formerly known as residence orders)



Pupil Premium Profile 2019/2020


Number of pupils currently in school 24
Total Pupil Premium income £4221
Overall Aim To ensure that the difference between disadvantaged and other children in school and nationally diminishes so that there is no difference in progress and attainment.
Main barriers to learning

Low self-esteem

Low attendance

Motivation to learn - learning behaviour

Multiple vulnerability e.g. SEN and/or EAL

Low attaining - not achieved GLD or Y1 phonics screening

Intervention/Initiative Impact
Specific tracking and analysis of the progress of disadvantaged children to inform quality teaching. Children at risk of not making expected progress
Teaching Assistant support and intervention for children with exceptionally low on entry baseline scores - removing barriers to learning. Children on track to narrow the gap between their attainment and ARE (age related expectation)
Listening and Attention: key vocabulary work Noted increased self-confidence and self-esteem.
Access to the wider curriculum and enrichment Children able to access all areas of the curriculum indoors and out.


Nature of Support

Early Years Pupil Premium funding is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support children eligible for free school meals and children who are vulnerable to underachievement.

In order to raise the attainment of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding we as a school ensure that:

  • all staff are aware of children who are vulnerable
  • progress of this group of children is rigorously monitored each term
  • appropriate provision is put in place to support children to make progress.


To support this group of vulnerable children the school has used its allocation of early pupil premium funding in the following ways:

  • to effectively deploy teaching assistants to support children and also to deliver small language groups to boost learning
  • provide additional teaching support targeted to support individuals and groups
  • purchase a range of additional resources to support learning.


The Budget Spend and Impact Report for 2018/19 is available at the nursery office.