Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)
The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years providers to improve the education they provide and the outcomes for some three- and four-year-old children. Ofsted may require evidence when your setting is inspected to show how the funding has been used and that the gap in children’s outcomes has narrowed when providers have been in receipt of this funding.
Children must be accessing the Early Years Funding Entitlement Funding for 3 & 4 Year Olds in order to attract Early Years Pupil Premium funding. Early Years Pupil Premium funding is only available on the universal funding for three- and four-year-olds (up to 15 hours per week) and not for any hours claimed as the extended entitlement (up to 30 hours per week). A child does not have to take up the full 570 hours of early education they are entitled to in order to get the Early Years Pupil Premium.
Four-year-olds in reception classes who receive the school-age pupil premium are not eligible for the Early Years Pupil Premium funding.
Children may be eligible if parents have an income under £16,190 and are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:
- 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 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods).
- the child is currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales
- the child has left care in England or Wales through
- an adoption
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangement order
Identifying children that are eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium
Please follow the process below:
- If there is a ‘P’ showing in the funding column on the headcount/amendment task no further action needs to be taken. This child has already been confirmed as eligible for EYPP and funding will be included with any headcount/amendment payments.
- If the child has a ‘2’ in the funding column on the task, please hover over the icon to see if there is a TYF878 number showing. If there is, and they are also listed on an EYPP report that is issued via the Provider Portal, no further action needs to be taken. We already have parental consent to run an EYPP check.
- If the child has a ‘2’ in the funding column on the task and a TYF878 number but is not showing on an EYPP report, we do not have parental consent to run a check. If the parent/carer was awarded 2 year old funding due to income and benefits, please ask them to complete the Economic EYPP Declaration Form and add the details to the headcount/amendment task. Once submitted we will run a check and you will be notified of the outcome on a subsequent EYPP report. If the child was awarded 2 year old funding as they are in the care of a Local Authority, or have left care under an adoption, special guardianship or child arrangement order, please ask the parent/carer to complete the EYPP Declaration Form for Children in Care and email the form, along with any requested evidence, securely via egress switch to email@example.com
- If the child doesn’t have a ‘P’ or ‘2’ in the funding column but you think they may be eligible for EYPP please ask them to complete either the EYPP Economic Declaration form (and follow step 3 above) or the EYPP Declaration Form for Children in Care and email the form, along with any requested evidence, securely via egress switch to firstname.lastname@example.org
- If a child is new to your setting they will need to be added to the Headcount or Amendment task and therefore won’t have a ‘2’ or ‘P’ (if applicable) in the funding column until the data has been submitted and processed. If you think the child may be eligible for EYPP, either on the basis of Income and benefits, or as a looked after child/child in care, please follow step 3 above.
You may wish to send a template letter to families for information to confirm that they have EYPP ‘Eligibility Approved’ or ‘Eligibility Not Found’.
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