Early Years Pupil Premium is additional funding the Local Authority will give to children who meet eligiblity.
The Early Years Pupil Premium is designed to narrow the attainment gap between young children from low-income famlies and their peers.
All children aged 3 and over, who meet the eliglibty criteria can benefit from the funding. The additional funding is paid alongside the free government funded hours.
Early Years Pupil Premium is applied using the 'parental declaration form' (funding form). Parents enter their personal details on the back of the form, signing the bottom of the form after reading the declartion and giving us permission to enter these details into the Local Authority funding portal.
Early Years Pupil Premium is eligiable in the same term as their 3 & 4 year old government funded hours, in the term after their 3rd birthday.
Parents or carers need to be in reciept of one of the following benefits:
Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service) under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
the guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
Working Tax Credit run-on
Early Years pupil Premium is paid at a national rate of £0.53p per funded hour.
The extra funding can be used in any way that the setting chooses in order to improve the quality of the early years education that they provide for your child. The could include, additioanl training for staff on early language, investing in partnership working with colleagues in the area to further their expertise or supporting staff in working on specalised areas such as speech and language.