Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

Get extra funding for your early years provider

EYPP is extra Government money to boost your three or four year old’s early learning. Your child’s childcare provider or school nursery could get up to £387.60 per year to help with your child’s education. Your childcare provider or school will get the EYPP payment paid to them.
Your child could enjoy:
  • exciting new learning activities
  • extra equipment to help with learning
  • toys, books and equipment to use at home to help them learn
  • one to one or small group sessions
  • widening their life experiences.
It helps your child to:
  • be ready for school
  • develop the language skills that will give them a good start
  • develop self-confidence and social skills
  • keep healthy and active.
  • Your childcare provider or school nursery will work with you on how best to spend the money.

Who can receive EYPP
If your child is 3 or 4 and gets up to 15 hours free childcare and you get at least one of the following:
  • Income Support
  • income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit and not able to get Working Tax Credit, also have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190.
  • Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit and your household income is less than £7,400 a year after tax. This does not include any benefits you get.
Your child is being looked after by a local authority or if your child has left care through:
  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order.
What to do next:
Speak with your childcare provider or school to enable them to get EYPP for your child.

Your questions answered

Will I receive the funding? The funding goes to your childcare provider or school. They will use it to further improve your child's education.

Will this affect my benefits? No, claiming the EYPP will not affect your benefits.

Can the EYPP cover any extra costs I am paying for at my childcare provider? The money is to support your child’s learning and development. It cannot reduce any costs you already pay.

Can I use EYPP for extra sessions? Your childcare provider or school nursery is free to decide with you how best to spend the money. It cannot go towards extra sessions.

What happens to the information I provide? Your childcare setting has a Data Protection Policy. How they use your information will be in line with this.

Will other parents know my child gets the EYPP? Your information will remain confidential. All childcare providers and schools have a Confidentiality Policy.