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Early Years Pupil Premium

Since April 2015, nurseries, schools, child minders and other childcare providers have been able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) to support children’s development, learning and care.
We can use the additional funding in any way we choose to improve the quality of the early years education that we provide for an eligible child. This could include additional training for our staff, investing in partnership working with our colleagues in the area to further our expertise or supporting our staff in working on specialised areas such as speech and language.
It is well documented that high quality early education can influence how well a child does at both primary and secondary school so we want to make the most of this additional funding. You may be aware, if you have older children, that pupil premium has been available for school age children and it has proved to have given a real boost to the children receiving the funding. We want to do the same for our early years children who are entitled to this funding.
Sir James Knott will receive up to £302.10 per year for each eligible child. The EYPP premium provides an extra 53p per hour for 3 and 4 year old children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or children who have been in care or adopted from care.
If your child is eligible, the EYPP will provide the nursery with additional funding to enhance the opportunities, experiences and support offered to your child.

Is my child eligible for this funding?

Your child may be eligible of you are in receipt of any of these benefits;

  • 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


We are also able to receive the additional funding if your child;

  • Has been looked after by the local authority for at least one day
  • Has been adopted from care
  • Has left care through special guardianship
  • Is subject to a child arrangement order


When is my child eligible for EYPP?
Your child will be eligible from the term after their 3rd birthday (the same as when they can get the 3 and 4 year old free early education).

What if my child goes to more than one setting?
The setting (preschool, nursery or childminder) will claim EYPP in proportion to the number of hours the child is with them. If your child goes to a maintained nursery the nursery will receive all of this funding.

How to apply?
As part of our admissions arrangements, parents will be informed about EYPP and a form will be included in your child’s admissions pack. Please come and speak to us and we will be able to help and find out if you are eligible for any funding.

What if I don’t apply?
Applying for this funding is voluntary but if you don’t apply, the nursery school will not receive this extra funding which could help your child.

When is my child eligible for EYPP?

Your child will be eligible from the term after their 3rd birthday (the same as when they can get the 3 and 4 year old free early education).

What if my child goes to more than one setting?
The setting (preschool, nursery or childminder) will claim EYPP in proportion to the number of hours the child is with them. If your child goes to a maintained nursery the nursery will receive all of this funding.

How to apply?
Talk to your childcare provider and they will be able to help and find out if you are eligible for the funding.

What if I don't apply?
Applying for this funding is voluntary but if you don't apply, your provider will not receive this extra funding which could help your child.

Sir James Knott will have to demonstrate to Ofsted how we have used the funds to improve the education of children receiving the EYPP. This is documented within out Early Years Pupil Premium Expenditure Report 2015/16.


Early Years Pupil Premium Expenditure Report 2015-16


Early Years Pupil Premium Statement 2016-17.pdf