Parents and carers - 2, 3 and 4 year old Early Education funding

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

All early years providers who deliver Government funded early education can claim the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) for three and four year old children whose parents are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • 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’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit – For places starting in the summer term of 2018 (on or after 1 April 2018), or any subsequent term, if a parent is entitled to Universal Credit they must have an annual net earned income equivalent to and not exceeding £7,400, assessed on up to three of the parent’s most recent Universal Credit assessment periods.

Three and four year olds will also be eligible if:

  • they are currently being looked after by a local-authority in England or Wales
  • they have left care in England or Wales through an adoption - please email proof to [email protected]
  • they have left care in England or Wales through a special guardianship order or a child arrangement order aid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax - please email proof to [email protected]

Where parents or carers are found to be eligible, this provides an extra £300 per year to your child’s nursery, pre-school or child minder to fund valuable support like extra training or, resources to help raise the quality of the child’s early education.  Parents will be asked to complete details on the Parent Carer declaration with their chosen provider or providers if their child access a funded Early Education place at more than one setting.

Early years providers are responsible for identifying eligible children, so that local authorities can provide the appropriate funding. Providers should be encouraged to speak to parents to find out who is eligible for EYPP funding, especially to the parents of children who took up the early education entitlement for two year olds as many of these children will attract EYPP when they turn three.

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