Early Years Pupil Premium

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is an exciting initiative with the potential to make a big difference to the attainment of children. The EYPP enables us to narrow the attainment gap between young children from low-income families and their peers, setting them on a path to a more successful future.

The Nursery would receive additional funding to ensure that your child is ready to succeed at school, have excellent foundations for learning and are equipped for achievement in life, irrespective of background. The premium will be used to improve the facilities, equipment and learning experiences to benefit your child’s development. It will also give us increased flexibility to meet your child’s particular needs and interests.

Eligibility Criteria

Children are eligible from the first term after the date they turn three years old until the last term before they attend school. Parents of 3 and 4 year olds will need to get one of the following in order to 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

  • Working Tax Credit run-on

Parents of 3 and 4 year olds may also be eligible if any of the following apply:

  • The child has left the care of a local authority as a result of an adoption order

  • The child has left the care of a local authority as a result of a special guardianship order

  • The child has left the care of a local authority as a result of a child arrangements order

  • The child has been looked after by a local authority for 1 day or more in England or Wales

Next Steps

If you feel you meet any of the above criteria please do speak with us. We will be able to provide you with the relevant form, and give you further advice. It is a quick and easy process and requires basic details such as your name and national insurance number. We will then be able to use our online eligibility checker to determine whether the EYPP is available.