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Pupil Premium

Early Years Pupil Premium

The aim of the Early Years Pupil Premium is to 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.'
(DfE Consultation)

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Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is available to any 3 or 4 year old who meets one of the following criteria:

Eligibility criteria are that families need to get one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-based 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 - if a parent is entitled to Universal Credit they must have an annual net earned income equivalent to and not exceeding £7,400.
  • They are currently being looked after by a local authority in England and Wales.
  • They have left care in England or Wales through:
  • An adoption order
  • A special guardianship order
  • A child arrangements order

Your child being eligible for EYPP means that we receive an extra 60p per universal funded hour they attend. We use this extra funding in a variety of ways to help children to reach their full potential within their learning. In previous years, we have used EYPP money in the following ways:

  • We purchased a new large outdoor cascading water play centre for our preschool garden and a range of outdoor play equipment to help children with their physical development
  • We purchased a variety of toys for sensory play and development
  • Two members of staff took part in a virtual childcare conference which focused on supporting children with/or emerging special educational needs
  • The ‘Living Eggs’ project returned to our nursery where the children experienced eggs hatching into chicks and learnt about how to care for them

More recently we have used the EYPP money by:

  • We purchased a range of water resources, to enhance learning in Maths. These included cylinder sets, beakers, water spinners, funnels and pipettes. We used them to measure volumes.
  • We purchased a core book for each of the children “The 3 Little Pigs” for them to keep and share with their family at home.
  • The ‘Living Eggs’ project returned to our Nursery.
  • We took part in a Pizza making class run by Zebedees. We transformed the Pre-school garden playhouse into a pizza restaurant, to further support and enhance learning.

We plan to use our future EYPP money by:

  • Purchasing a copy of the current core book ‘Room on the Broom’ to share with their families at home.
  • Take part in a Pizza making class run by Zebedees working together with their parents.
  • We will be looking into funding a ‘Zoolab’ experience, with Reptiles.
  • We will be looking into funding a ‘Littlecity’ experience.