The aim of the Early Years Pupil Premium is to close the gap between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers by providing funding to early years providers to help them raise the quality of their provision.
The EYPP pays an additional 62p per hour per eligible child, this equates to just over £353 per child taking up their full 570 hours. Only 3 and 4-year-old children who claim the universal 15 hours will be able to attract the EYPP, however they do not need to take up their full entitlement to receive it. EYPP will be paid in proportion to the child’s actual funded hours.
Please encourage parents to fully complete the relevant section of the parental declaration form to enable the LA to check eligibility.
Children will be eligible to claim EYPP if they meet at least one of the following criteria:
Their family receives at least one of the following:
They may also get early years pupil premium if they are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales or if the child has left care in England or Wales through:
- Special guardianship order
- A child arrangements order
Eligibility will be checked annually to ensure circumstances haven’t changed. EYPP should follow the eligible child, if the child moves to a different provider part way through the year, the funding should therefore follow them along with their universal funded hours.
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