Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

Nurseries, preschools and childminders can claim extra funding called Early Years Pupil Premium or EYPP in certain circumstances. They can claim this for some three and four year olds receiving Early Education Funding in their setting if a family meets at least one of the criteria below:

Family is in receipt of one of the following:

  • 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

or their child:

  • Has been looked after for one day or more*
  • Has been adopted from care
  • Has left care under a special guardianship order or residence order

*looked after means taken into the care of the local authority

Who gets the funding and what is it for? 

The extra funding will be paid directly to childcare providers and is to help them raise the quality of children's early education in their setting. It is up to the childcare provider to plan the most effective way of using this money to promote children's learning experience and they will have to demonstrate that they have done this when they are inspected by Ofsted.

​How you can help

Your childcare provider or school nursery will be responsible for gathering information from families to allow the local authority to check if any families meet the criteria. You might be asked for some information to enable them to do this.

​Please help by providing the information you are asked for so that children in the setting do not miss out on this opportunity.