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The aim of the Early Years Pupil Premium is to narrow or close the gap between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and other children, by providing additional funding to schools and settings such as ours, therefore providing the opportunity to raise the quality of provision we offer.


All children aged three and four who meet the eligibility criteria will benefit from the funding. This funding is paid directly to us on an hourly rate basis, linked to claimed hours for entitled children. In order to be able to claim this funding we require parents to sign the funding agreement which asks for details of parent’s date of birth and National Insurance or NASS (Asylum) number.


Which three-and four-year-olds will be eligible for the EYPP?

A child will be eligible for the EYPP if they:

  1. Are in a low-income family and their parents are in receipt of benefits (one or more), for example, Child Tax Credit and Income Support.
  2. Have been adopted from care.
  3. Have left care through special guardianship.
  4. Have been looked after by the local authority for at least the span of one day.
  5. Are subject to a child arrangement order.

As an Early Years setting we have the freedom to choose how we spend the money to best support disadvantaged children in our care. Our Nursery School will use any additional funding in the following ways:

  1. Continue our commitment to furthering our knowledge by attending training relevant to our cohort’s needs.
  2. Provide support to families.
  3. Providing additional staff to allow us to work with children on a 1-1 basis and in small groups.
  4. Purchase additional resources.

For more information on Pupil Premium, please see the DfE website here.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-2023

Pupil_Premium_Strategy_2021_2022.pdf .pdf