From April 2015, The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) will be introduced nationally. It is additional funding for early years providers in the PVI and maintained sectors to improve quality of early education for disadvantaged 3 & 4 year olds.
It aims to close the gap between the additional support disadvantaged children get at age 2 through the free Early Education Entitlement and from age 4/5 through the school-age Pupil Premium.
Early Years Pupil Premium is an additional £300 per year for each eligible child taking up 570 hours. This equates to an hourly rate of 53p per child.
Is your child eligible?
Eligibility mirrors that of Free School Meals:
– Income Support
– Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
– Income-related Employment & Support Allowance
– Support under part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
– The Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
– Child Tax Credit with earnings from employment below £16,190
– Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after stop qualifying for
Working Tax Credit
– Looked After Children – who have left care through Childcare Arrangement Orders (formerly Special Guardianship) or an Adoption or Residence Order.