The introduction of the EYPP for 3 and 4 year olds from April 2015 aims to support providers to bridge the gap between the most and least advantaged children and their readiness for school. There will be approximately £300 additional funding for each eligible child. Early years providers have a key opportunity to maximise this additional funding to improve children’s outcomes and to boost disadvantaged children’s achievement.
All providers delivering funded early education and childcare places will be eligible to receive the EYPP. This includes private day nurseries, pre-school playgroups, childminders and academy, maintained and independent school nurseries.
The EYPP can be claimed by an Early Year’s provider if a 3 or 4 year old is accessing a free early education and childcare place at their setting and the child’s parent /carer receives one of the following benefits:
Or the child falls into one of the following groups:
An Early Years Pupil Premium Factsheet is available for parents/carers to provide them with more information about the EYPP and how it could benefit their child. A link to this factsheet can be found under the ‘Useful documents’ section on this webpage.
An EYPP Guidance document is available for early years providers with further details on the process for claiming the EYPP. In addition, some practical tips on how you could allocate EYPP funding can be found here on the Early Education website.
The Education Endowment Foundation has extended their teaching and learning toolkit, to assist early years providers in identifying how best to spend the EYPP and this can be found at http://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/toolkit/early-years