The Early Years Pupil Premium is additional funding for Early Years providers to help them improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3 and 4 year-olds.
We would encourage providers to speak to parents to find out who is eligible for EYPP funding. In particular, the parents of children who took up the free entitlement of 15 hours for 2 year olds, as some of these children may attract EYPP when they turn 3. Providers must ensure the relevant section within the Parent /Provider Agreement (PPA-U or PPA-E) is filled in for eligible children.
Only families whose annual net earned income is £7,400 or less will be eligible for this additional funding. This threshold has recently changed following the "Eligibility for free school meals, the early years pupil premium and the free early education entitlement for two-year-olds under universal credit" consultation published in March 2018.
Or the child has:
Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to EYPP
Please note – From September 2017 with the introduction of the Extended Free Entitlement offer giving working parents an additional 15 hours entitlement per week up to a maximum of 30 hours in total (term time only), Pupil Premium will only be paid to providers for the Universal 15 hours a child attends. Any additional hours claimed under the Extended entitlement will not attract Pupil Premium funding.
Last updated 04/06/2018