Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

Dear Nursery Parents

 

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

From January 2015, children who are currently claiming the Free Entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds in Northamptonshire, who meet certain criteria, could be eligible for the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP).

The Early Years Pupil Premium is additional money that the school will get to improve your child’s experience.

Eligibility criteria

Children will be eligible if:

  • they are 3 or 4 years old and receiving Government funded Free Entitlement in any OFSTED registered childcare provider and their parents are in receipt of one or more of the benefits used to access eligibility for free school meals:

·         Income Support

·         Income-based Jobseekers 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 you’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 – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

  • or if they have been:

·         looked after by the local authority for at least one day

·         have been adopted from care

·         have left care through special guardianship; and  

subject to a child arrangement order setting out with whom the child is to live (formerly known as residence orders)

What is the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)?

The EYPP is a premium available to the school for their Free Entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds. The premium will be used to improve the facilities, equipment and learning experiences  to benefit the growth and development of your child.

How do I check if I am eligible for the Early Years Pupil Premium?

You will need to check your eligibility by visiting the EYPP Online Eligibility Checker which can be found below:

You will need to complete questions and submit your check. You will be given a decision immediately along with a reference number. You will need to give this reference number to your childcare provider for them to make the claim for the funding.

How do I receive the EYPP?

The EYPP is paid directly to the school as part of their normal funding claim.

How can I find out more information about the Early Years Pupil Premium?

Please talk to us or you can email in to the Early Help and Prevention – Business Support Team at fis@northamptonshire.gov.uk.

Staverton Rd, Daventry, Northants, NN11 4HW 01327 705785 head@thegrange.northants-ecl.gov.uk

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