The early years pupil premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education provided for disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds.
3- and 4-year-olds in state-funded early education will attract EYPP funding if they meet at least 1 of the following criteria:
- Their family gets 1 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
They are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales.
They have left care in England or Wales through:
- An adoption
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangement order
We work with families in receipt of EYPP to identify how the additional funding can be utilised at our nurseries.