New Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) :

The early years pupil premium is additional funding for early years settings to improve the quality of education they provide for disadvantaged 3 and 4 year olds.

• The aim of the EYPP is to help close the gap between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers by providing funding to early years providers to help them raise the quality of their provision.

• The EYPP is an extension of the pupil premium that is paid to schools from the reception year.


EYPP Eligibility Criteria 3 and 4 year olds in state funded early education will attract EYPP funding if their family meets at least 1 of the following criteria:

• 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 are 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.

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION

• Child Tax Credit (provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190).

The above criteria is not the same as the existing criteria for 2 year old funding. As from September 2014 the government opened up the criteria for 2 year old funding to include those families in receipt of child tax credit and/ or working tax credit and earn no more than £16,190.

• This criteria for EYPP is the same as the first 20% of 2 year olds who were eligible for the 2 year old funding in September 2013. Under the original criteria if parents received working tax credit they were not eligible for 2 year old funding.


EYPP: Additional Eligibility Criteria

• A child has been in Local Authority care for 1 day or more in England or Wales.

• A child has been adopted from care in England or Wales.

• A child has left care under a special guardianship order or residence order in England or Wales. Children must receive free early education in order to attract EYPP funding. Children become eligible for free early education at different points in the year depending on when they turn 3.


EYPP The following DOES NOT qualify a child for EYPP:

• A child in receipt of Disability Living Allowance

• A child with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Educational, Health and Care Plan.

• The existing economic eligibility criteria for the 2 year old funding IS NOT the same as the economic eligibility criteria for EYPP funding.

• Families in receipt of 2 year old funding based on the original economic criteria from September 2013 may still qualify for the new EYPP.