Early Years Pupil Premium funding
The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding aimed to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged three and four year olds. Providers receive £0.53 per hour attended by the eligible child (totalling £302.10 per year). It applies to children in a free early education place from April 2015.
The EYPP is child-specific in addition to the standard hourly rate for three and four year olds (detailed above). Hours must be reported via the headcount returns and will be paid in arrears as part of the termly reconciliation.
Responsibilities of Early Years providers
Early years providers are responsible for:
- Identifying which children may be eligible for the EYPP; and
- Passing that information on to the local authority via the Headcount returns.
EYPP eligibility criteria can be found on the Early Years Eligibility Checker page.
Providers must provide a code proving a child’s eligibility in order to receive the additional funding. It is recommended that FEEE providers implement a universal request, as part of their standard admissions process, for all parents to complete the Early Years Eligibility Checker that will generate an eligibility code. By embedding into the standard admissions process parents/carers are not stigmatised and settings reduce the possibly of missing out on additional funding.
How to spend your Early Years Pupil Premium
Deprivation Supplement Funding
Deprivation Supplement Funding payments are based on children’s postcode data submitted by settings. Deprivation supplement funding is NOT child specific and can be used to support any disadvantaged, vulnerable or children with SEND who are taking up their Free Early Education Entitlement at your setting.
Deprivation supplement funding can be used by your school/setting throughout the year to close the gap between the attainment of the most disadvantaged children and their peers. Full details regarding deprivation funding is outlined in the FEEE Financial Guidance.