George Bernard Shaw - “We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.”

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged three and four year-olds.

Eligible children must be three or four years old and using their free early education entitlement and their parent or carer must receive one 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

Funding may also be available if a child falls into one of the following groups:

  • Looked after by the Local Authority

  • Adopted from Care

  • Has left Care through a Special Guardianship Arrangement

  • Has left Care and is subject to a Child Arrangement Order (previously known as a residence order

Please click below to see how the Centre has spent its Early Years Pupil Premium Funding in 2016/2017

Early Years Pupil Premium Report 2016/2017