Early Years Pupil Premium
Since April 2015, nurseries, schools, childminders and other childcare providers have been able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care. We wanted provide information to you to explain what the Early Years Pupil Premium is and explain who is eligible for this funding. When your child becomes eligible to receive 15 hours of government funding, we will ask you to complete your personal details on their funding form which will then determine whether your child is eligible for EYPP.
National data and research tells us that children eligible for free school meals tend to do less well, for example in 2014, 45% of children eligible for free school meals achieved the expected level at the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage compared with 64% of other children. The Early Years Pupil Premium will provide us with extra funding to help close this gap.
The Early Years Pupil Premium provides the setting with an extra 53 pence per hour for three and four-year-old children, whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or who have been in care or adopted from care. This means an extra £302 a year for each child taking up the full 570 hours funded entitlement to early education. This additional money could make a significant difference to your child’s development and the setting.
We use the extra funding in a number of ways to improve the quality of the early years education that we provide for your child;
- To purchase home learning resources
- To provide staff training
- To provide and pay for outside agencies to come in eg Key Sports
- To provide extra staffing for 1:1 and small group activities
- To purchase resources which link to children’s individual needs and interests
It is well documented that high-quality early education can influence how well a child does at both primary and secondary school, so we want to make the most of this additional funding. You may be aware if you have older children that a Pupil Premium has been available for school age children for some time and it has proved to have given a real boost to the children receiving the funding. We want to do the same for our Early Years Children entitled to this funding.
Should you have any questions regarding EYPP please speak with Sue or Jennifer.