Extra funding for your early years provider

Early years pupil premium (EYPP)

Your early years provider may be entitled to extra funding to support your 3 and 4 year old child's development, learning and care. The early years pupil premium (EYPP) provides extra funding for 3 and 4 year old children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or children who have been in care or adopted from care.

How will this help my child?

Your early years provider will have to demonstrate to Ofsted how they have used the funds to improve the education of children receiving the EYPP. Providers can decide how to use the funding and this could be for resources, equipment, specific activities or training for staff, for example how to support early language development.

Find out whether your child is eligible for EYPP

When is my child eligible for EYPP?

Your child will be eligible from the term after their third birthday. They must be attending using their free 15 hours of early education but do not need to be using all the hours. The provider (pre-school, nursery or childminder) will claim EYPP in proportion to the number of hours your child is with them.

What if my child goes to more than one setting?

If your child goes to a local authority maintained nursery, this nursery will receive all of the funding.

How to apply?

Your early years provider will ask for consent for EYPP eligibility checks to be made on your behalf when they submit their usual nursery education funding claims.

Applying for this funding is voluntary but if you don't apply, your provider will not receive this extra funding which could help your child.

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