Did you know your childcare provider may be entitled to £302 additional funding to improve the education of your child?
If your child is three or four years old, childcare providers can claim an additional £302 per year to spend on enriching your child's education. The funding is called early years pupil premium (EYPP).
How this could help your child?
It will help your child to:
- Benefit from extra resources and equipment suited to their needs
- Enjoy a range of new play, learning and activity experiences
- Be prepared for starting school
Childcare settings will have to demonstrate to Ofsted how funds have been used to improve your child's education. If you are still eligible, the funding can also be transferred if your child moves to another childcare provider.
Do I qualify?
Your childcare provider (nursery, childminder or school) may be entitled to claim funding for your child if you receive one of the following benefits:
- Income support
- income-based jobseeker’s allowance
- income-related employment and support allowance
- support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of state pension credit
- Child tax credit (provided you 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 you stop qualifying for working tax credit
- Universal credit - your household income must be less than £7,400 a year after tax not including any benefits you get
Children qualify in their own right if:
- they are looked after by a local council for at least one day
- they have been adopted from care
- they have left care through special guardianship
- they are subject to a child arrangement order
How do I apply?
You do not need to apply for EYPP. If you are eligible, our system will pick this up and automatically apply it to your child's funding. Your provider will be able to confirm your eligibility when they have added your child to our funding system.