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Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding given to early years providers to improve the education they provide to some 3 and 4-year-olds.

Providers will use the money in ways that they think will support your child’s learning and development. This should be informed by their understanding of your child’s needs and preferences.

Your provider may combine the EYPP payments for several children, or work with other providers, in order to fund specific activity or training.

Please note that the payment is made to the early years provider, and your child will have no automatic legal right to the equipment or resources should they leave the setting.

The funding will help your child to:

  • benefit from extra resources and equipment suited to their needs
  • enjoy a range of new play, learning and activity experiences
  • be prepared for starting school

Who is eligible? 

You can apply for early years pupil premium if your child is aged 3 or 4 and you get 15 hours free childcare.

You must also get at least one of the following:

You may also get early years pupil premium if your child is currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales or if your child has left care in England or Wales through:

  • adoption
  • special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order

How can I apply?  

If you think you qualify, talk to your childcare provider and they will give you a form to fill in. When you've filled the form in, take it back to your childcare provider and they will give it to us so that we can verify your eligibility. Once this has been done, your provider will get the money.


Last Updated 31/01/2023

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