Additional funding for 3-and-4-year-olds - Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

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Early Years Childcare Providers who deliver Government funded places for 3-and-4-year-olds accessing the Universal Entitlement (15 hours), can claim additional funding (EYPP) to support them in providing enhanced experiences for children who live within families who are economically disadvantaged.

EYPP funding can be used by the Childcare Provider to enhance your child’s educational experiences. E.g. pay for an offsite trip, provide staff training which impacts on the quality and depth of experience children will receive or to purchase a specific piece of equipment.

EYPP is an hourly rate which is paid to the Childcare Provider, in addition to the base rate they receive for all 3-and-4-year-olds. Not all 3-and-4-year-olds will be eligible to receive EYPP, eligibility is dependant on Parents meeting a specific economic criteria.

More information about EYPP eligibility criteria.

Your Childcare Provider can only claim EYPP if you have completed the relevant section of the Parent Funding Agreement. This is a document that you will be asked to sign so that the Childcare Provider can claim your child’s funding from the Local Authority. Please ensure you complete the EYPP section of this agreement.

If you have any questions about your child’s eligibility to EYPP please speak to your Childcare Provider or email the Early Years Business, Sufficiency and Funding team at

Coventry Business, Sufficiency and Funding Team

Address: PO Box 15
Council House
Earl Street

Telephone: 024 7697 5451