Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)
Children who are 3 and 4 and who meet the eligibility criteria are funded at a rate of 53p an hour which equates to £302.10 per year (up until 2021-22, and from 2022-23 this increases to 60p per hour or £342 per year). EYPP is payable only on the universal 15 hours entitlement and not on the additional 15 hours entitlement for working parents.
Eligibility criteria are that families need to get 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 (household income must be less than £7,400 a year after
tax, not including any benefits—this is assessed on up to 3 of the parent’s
most recent Universal Credit assessment periods)—further guidance on
checking eligibility is set out below
- they are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or
Wales they have left care in England or Wales through:
• an adoption order
• a special guardianship order
• a child arrangements order
Eligibility will need to be checked annually to ensure circumstances haven’t changed.
EYPP funding will follow the child.
EYPP is paid by the local authority where the child receives the early education and not where they live.
In order for the Nursery to be able to access the funding you will need to complete the Parental Agreement included in the Welcome Pack.
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