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

• tax credits and you have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190 before tax

• Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

• Universal Credit, and you have an annual net earned income equivalent up to and not exceeding £7,200 assessed on up to three of the parent’s most recent Universal Credit assessment periods.


Or if they have been:

  • are looked after by a local authority in England or Wales (“in care”)
  • Have left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order in England or Wales


How does EYPP help my child:


As a childcare provider we will work closely with you to carefully consider the learning and development needs of your child. EYPP can be spent in various ways e.g. making a difference through improved staff training, extra resources or support for children.


Any Ofsted inspection will evaluate whether the additional funding is being used effectively, to support your child in the best possible way.