Are you aware of Early Years Pupil Premium
by Sue Benson
Early years pupil premium is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for children and families who meet the eligibility criteria.
Is your child eligible for EYPP?
EYPP can be claimed if your child is accessing free education for 3/4year olds and you receive one 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 the family is 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 a family stops qualifying for working tax credit)
Or the child falls into one of the following groups:
- Looked after by the local authority for at least one day
- Adopted from care
- Has left care through a special guardianship arrangement
- Is subject to a child arrangement order (previously known as a residence order)
What is our role in promoting EYPP?
As a child care provider, we need to tell parents about the early years pupil premium to highlight the benefits for your children and encourage eligible parents to let us know who they are. This is voluntary and we know some parents will choose not to identify themselves as meeting the eligibility criteria.
How do parents claim?
We will ask you to complete the funding parental agreement form so that we can upload the information to Local Authority to complete a check. The local authority will hold these details so a check can be completed year on year. If your child is eligible, the early years and childcare team will inform us and send us the relevant funds for your child.