[Skip to content]


Early Years Pupil Premium for three and four year olds

Early Years pupil premium

Parents, did you know if you have a three or four year old child that attends a school nursery, day nursery, childminder or pre-school, your early education provider could be entitled to claim extra funding from the government to better support your child with their early education.

The funding known as Early Years Pupil Premium or EYPP will be provided is through DMBC from April 2015; it is available to children aged three and four years whose parents or carers are in receipt of certain benefits or for children who have been in care or have left care through adoption or child arrangement orders.

How can the extra funds help my child?

This extra funding can be used in lots of ways to give them the best start in life and prepare them for full time school.

For example, the funding can be used to provide;  

  • Specialist training for staff e.g. speech and language development
  • Extra or individual support in a particular learning area
  • Extra equipment to support particular development
  • Additional staffing or staff hours to enable further support for your child

Early years and childcare providers will have to demonstrate to Ofsted, the regulator of these services, how they have used these extra funds to support your child. 

Do I qualify for EYPP?

If you receive one of the following benefits, your early years or childcare provider may be entitled to claim extra funding for your child:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seeker Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit (providing you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of less than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Support under Part VI (six) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

Or if your child:

  • Has been looked after by the local authority in care for at least one day
  • Has been adopted from care
  • Has left care through special guardianship or subject child arrangements orders

What do I do next?

If you think you may qualify, it’s quick and easy. Just complete the Early Years Pupil Premium online application form.

We will let you early years or childcare provider know if your child is eligible for the extra funding, you do not need to do anything else.

If you have any questions or would like more information please call 01384 814291 or email EYPP@dudley.gov.uk

My Dudley

For local property information, enter your postcode and hit 'Go'

Contact Details

01384 814291