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Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

Early Years Pupil Premium Funding


The purpose of Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) funding is to help ‘close the gap’ between the lowest achieving children and those who are making appropriate progress or above.  Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) provides an extra 53p per hour.


Are you entitled to Early Years Premium (EYPP)?

3 and 4 year olds in state-funded early education will attract EYPP funding if they meet at least 1 of the following criteria:


  • Income Support OR Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance OR 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 you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more that £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after Working Tax Credit is stopped
  • Universal credit
  • 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 OR special guardianship order OR child arrangement order





The Government allocates extra money per pupil directly to the Nursery School when families meet certain criteria relating to household income. Research has shown that these children are more likely to under achieve, therefore the EYPP is specifically used to make sure they reach their full potential in Early Years.

Schools are required to explain how funding is spent and the impact on this group of children’s progress.

Netherton Park Nursery School ensures that provision is made to secure outstanding teaching and learning opportunities which meet the needs of all children. We actively strive to remove any potential barriers to learning and our ethos is one of highly inclusive practice.