Early Years Pupil Premium- Are you eligible?
The Pupil premium is some additional funding provided to early years settings as of April 2015 in addition to school funding for children aged 3 and 4 if they meet one of the following criteria:
- their family gets 1 of the following:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- 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 they’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
- they are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales
- they have left care in England or Wales through:
- an adoption
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangement order
Children must receive free early education in order to attract EYPP funding. They do not have to take up the full 570 hours of early education they are entitled to in order to get EYPP.
The aim of the EYPP funding is to close the gap between children who are referred to as ‘disadvantaged’ by the government and other children by having some additional funding to raise further the quality of provision we offer.
At Surbiton Children’s Centre Nursery we are committed to ensuring that the funding is spent in ways that benefit these children and we are dedicated to making sure that vulnerable children make good progress and have the same chances and opportunities as other children.