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:
Three and four year olds will also be eligible if:
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.