Parents, did you know if you have a three or four year old child that attends a school nursery, day nursery, childminder or pre-school, your early education provider could be entitled to claim extra funding from the government to better support your child with their early education?
The funding known as Early Years Pupil Premium or EYPP is available to children aged three and four years whose parents or carers are in receipt of certain benefits or for children who have been in care or have left care through adoption or child arrangement orders.
This extra funding can be used in lots of ways to give them the best start in life and prepare them for full time school.
For example, the funding can be used to provide;
Early years and childcare providers will have to demonstrate to Ofsted, the regulator of these services, how they have used these extra funds to support your child.
Three and four year olds will be eligible for EYPP if the child receives the universal 15 hours entitlement and they meet any of the following criteria:
:: their family gets one of the following:
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 are 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 – For places starting in the summer term of 2018 (on or after 1st April 2018), or any subsequent term, if a parent is entitled to Universal Credit they must have an annual net earned income equivalent to and not exceeding £7,400, assessed on up to three of the parent’s most recent Universal Credit assessment periods. 4 Further guidance on checking eligibility is set out below
:: 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 order
a special guardianship order
a child arrangements order
If you think you may qualify, please let us know and we will apply for it on your behalf.
We will let you know if your child is eligible for the extra funding, you do not need to do anything else.
Please read the information below which gives details of our Early Years Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.