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EYPP: the basics

More information about Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

Allocated funding 2015-16

Amounts have been allocated based on free school meal data and number of children who are currently receiving the grant.
Amounts will be amended after the October LA census return.

Details of EYPP funding allocation 2015-16

How EYPP will work

Children who are 3 and 4 and who meet the eligibility criteria will be funded at a rate of 53p an hour which equates to £302.10 per annum.

Eligibility criteria are that families need to meet one of the following criteria:

  • 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
  • Universal Credit
  • they have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more in England or Wales
  • they have been adopted from care in England or Wales
  • they have left care under a special guardianship order or residence order in England or Wales

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.

If a provider is delivering the entitlement for 3 and 4 years olds they are eligible for the EYPP.  However, the statutory guidance is clear that the Local Authority should secure alternative provision and withdraw funding from the provider (other than in a maintained school), as soon as is practicable, when Ofsted publish an inspection judgement of 'Inadequate'. However, until the funding has been withdrawn the provider will be eligible for teh EYPP.  Futher information about funding early education places can be found at:

Foundation Years FAQ

Children who are looked after 

EYPP for these children gets paid to virtual school head who will allocate it to providers.
Some of the funding may be pooled to benefit a group of children.
VSH and provider to work together to decide how the money will be spent to maximise impact and information will be needed to complete return.
EYPP cannot be used to provide anything the LA is currently funding

DfE information about Virtual School Heads responsibility for EYPP