Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) for three and four year olds

Did you know your childcare provider may be entitled to £300 additional funding to improve the education of your child?

If your child is three or four years old, childcare providers can claim an additional £300 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 Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Child Tax Credit (providing 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, paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • the guaranteed part of State Pension Credit
  • Universal Credit and have net annual earnings not exceeding £7,400

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

Apply for funding

Please complete the Early Years Pupil Premium application form.