Early Years Pupil Premium
From April 2015 the government have introduced an Early Years Pupil Premium for those children aged 3-4 years old, who are less privileged. The aim of the Early Years Pupil Premium is to close the gap between children from less privileged backgrounds and other children, by giving additional funding to settings such as ours, therefore providing the opportunity to raise the quality of provision we offer.
Which three-and four-year-olds will be eligible for the EYPP?
A child will be eligible for the EYPP if they:
- Are in a low-income family and their parents are in receipt of benefits (one or more).
- Have been adopted from care;
- Have left care through special guardianship;
- Have been looked after by the local authority for at least the span of one day;
- Are subject to a child arrangement order.
We have the freedom to choose how we spend the money, in order to best support individual children’s needs. St Michael’s Pre-school will use the additional funding in the following ways:
- Continue our commitment to furthering our knowledge within our Continuing Professional Development by attending relevant training.
- Provide home visits to individual families that include an ‘educational gift’ which promotes the importance of home/setting partnerships to enhance children’s learning and development.
- Creating ‘Home/Setting’ lending bags and boxes.
- Purchasing additional resources to support all families and children, in partnership and support of home learning.
- Upskill our staff though training.
- Support children and their families in their home environment.
- Purchase resources and provide ‘home learning’
- Provide additional small group and 1:1 activities to meet a childs needs.
Measuring the impact of the EYPP.
We are continually assessing children’s attainment and refreshing our strategies to help children who are in need of extra support. We measure and monitor the impact we have on families and their children by;
- Parent questionnaires;
- Informal conversations at the start or end of a day;
- Parent feedback of home Learning on tapestry;
- Parents evenings;
- Conversations with professionals we work alongside to support families;
- Observations, assessments and planning
If you would like more information on EYPP please read the St Michael’s Pre-school EYPP philosophy document, also contained on the website. Alternatively, feel free to speak to your child’s Key Person or Sue or Jennifer.