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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?

Three and four year olds will be eligible for EYPP if the child receives the universal 15 hours entitlement and they meet any of the following criteria:

:: their family gets one of the following:

  • 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 are 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 – For places starting in the summer term of 2018 (on or after 1st April 2018), or any subsequent term, if a parent is entitled to Universal Credit they must have an annual net earned income equivalent to and not exceeding £7,400, assessed on up to three of the parent’s most recent Universal Credit assessment periods. 4 Further guidance on checking eligibility is set out below

:: they are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales

:: they have left care in England or Wales through:

  • an adoption order

  • a special guardianship order

  • a child arrangements order

What do I do next?

If you have any problems completing your application, contact the early years team by calling 01384 814291 or emailing earlyeducationfunds@dudley.gov.uk

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

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Contact Details

01384 814291

EYPP@dudley.gov.uk