Early Years Funding – Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is extra money to help improve outcomes for children. It is a payment of up to £302 and is paid directly to the childcare setting.

It is available for the setting to apply for on behalf of 3 and 4 year olds accessing their free early education entitlement (FEEE) who meet one or more of the criteria below.

Parents receiving:

  • 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 four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
    Universal Credit

Or if your child:

  • has been looked after by the local authority in care for at least one day
  • has been adopted from care
  • has left care through a special guardianship

The payment to the setting will not affect any benefits that a family are claiming

The setting must involve the parent/carer when deciding the best way to spend the EYPP to support the child’s learning and development.