Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)
Additional funding for your childcare provider or school to support your child’s learning and development. For three and four year old children.
What is EYPP?
How does it help my child?
- enjoy a wider range of learning experiences
- benefit from extra resources and equipment suited to their needs
- be more prepared for starting school
Who is eligible?
- your child is already receiving free part-time early education hours and
- you are on certain benefits, allowances, or a low income or
- your child is or has been in care
Children must be accessing their free early education place before applying for the EYPP funding. They do not have to take up the full 570 hours of early education they are entitled to in order to get EYPP. They must also meet at least one of the following criteria:
- their family gets one of the following:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- 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 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, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
- The child is currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales
- The child has left care in England or Wales through:
- an adoption
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangement order
How can I apply?
- contact your childcare provider or school
- provide them with some additional information to check if you are eligible