What is EYPP?
It is extra funding from the government to help your three or four year old child’s early education.
If you are eligible, the childcare provider or school that your child attends could claim up to £300 extra a year to help support and improve your child’s individual learning.
It can be claimed by Ofsted registered nurseries, pre-schools, childminders, or schools, that provide your child’s funded 15 hours.
How does it help my child?
It could help your child to:
- 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?
You may apply for the EYPP if:
- 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:
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:
- 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
- an adoption
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangement order
How can I apply?
To apply for EYPP, you need to do the following:
- contact your childcare provider or school
- provide them with some additional information to check if you are eligible