Early Years Pupil Premium - guide for parents
From April 2015, children who are currently claiming the 3 and 4 year old free education entitlement could be eligible for the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP). The EYPP is additional funding used to improve a child's learning and development.
Children will be eligible if they are 3 or 4 years old and receiving Government funded free entitlement in any Ofsted registered childcare provider and parents are in receipt of one or more of these benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers 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 you 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 - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
Of if the child has been:
- looked after by the local authority for at least one day
- have been adopted from care
- have left care through special guardianship
- are subject to a child arrangement order (what used to be a residence order)
The EYPP is extra funding that your child's childcare provider can claim to improve his/her learning and development.
If you think that you meet the criteria talk to your childcare provider, they will be able to check. You will need to provide them with the following information:
- Yours and your partners surname
- Both National insurance numbers
- Date of birth for yourself and your partner
- NASS number (National Asylum Support Service) where applicable
If you are a lone parent you only need to supply your details.
The funding is paid directly to your childcare provider as part of their normal funding claim.
Ofsted will ask your childcare provider to evidence how the money has been spent when they inspect the setting.
All Ofsted registered childcare providers and school nursery classes can claim EYPP if the parents/carers using the setting are eligible.
Talk to your childcare provider or see the information on www.gov.uk