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Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)


The aim of the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is to close the gap for those children from disadvantaged backgrounds by providing additional funding to settings such as ours, therefore providing the opportunity to raise the quality of provision we offer.


All children aged three and four years old, who meet the criteria will benefit from the funding. The funding is paid directly to us on an hourly rate basis, linked to claimed hours for entitled children. The annual value for a 15 hour place over a full year is just over £300 and since we are registered to offer early years places we can receive the EYPP.

In order to claim this funding we require parents/carers to sign the funding agreement which asks for details of parents/carers date of birth and National Insurance number.


Which three and four year olds will be eligible for the EYPP?

A child will be eligible for the EYPP if they:

  • Are in a low-income family and their parents are in receipt of benefits (one or more), for example: Child Tax Credit and Income Support

  • Have been adopted from care;

  • Have left care through special guardianship;

  • Have been looked after by the local authority for at least the span of one day;

  • Are subject to a child arrangement order.


As an Early Years setting we have the freedom to choose how we spend the money to best support disadvantaged children in our care. Our pre-school will use the additional funding in the following ways:

  • Continue our commitment to furthering our knowledge within our continuing Professional Development by attending relevant training.

  • Creating Home/Setting Lending story bags

  • Providing book bags for every child

  • Literacy materials and reading areas are well resourced, to enhance a welcoming and postive learning environment


Measuring the impact of the EYPP

We are continually reviewing the data we collect on children’s attainment and refreshing our strategies to support children holistically to reach their full potential. The practical ideas that are implemented on a daily basis are only a few of the strategies used and their success can be monitored through the data. However, there are other ways that we measure and monitor the impact we have on families. These are:

  • Parent questionnaires

  • Annual surveys

  • Informal conversations at the start and the end of a session

  • Formal consultations

  • Parent comment book

  • Contact books/sheets

  • Good multi professional relations with outside agencies working alongside us to support families

  • Tracking every child's progress, so as to implement early intervention strategies and support if required.



This policy was adopted by the Manager of Caterpillars Pre-school on 3rd June, 2016.



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