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Early Years Pupil Premium

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.


We kindly request that all parents/carers complete the EYPP form within the child's admissions pack and keep us informed of any change circumstances throughout the year.


EYPP Lead - Alison Ward

EYPP Governor - Chris Booker

What makes a difference?


Star Bakers in Oak room!


In small groups children took part in a baking activity to enhance their learning about the focus text, 'The Gingerbread man'.


The cheeky Gingerbread man keeps running away so the adult asked the group to help cook some new ones.

Ingredients were explored with the adult commenting on the textures, 'gloopy, sticky, soft, powdery, dry, wet.'

Cooking is full of mathematical and scientific learning opportunities. Quantities were explored through pouring and scooping, as spoons of water were counted and numbers recited, sometimes in order.
The groups  had to listen to the adults instructions and with ongoing support follow each steps one at a time. Taking turns they passed and shared the resources, used their fine motor muscle to mix, stir, pour and squeeze.
group as the children experienced it hands on.

Utilising this practical experience the adult talked about safety and the need to keep safe in the kitchen both  at home or nursery. The cooker can get 'hot' and only adults should touch it.


The adult models saying the repeated refrains from this terms focus text, ' Run, run, you can't catch me...' encouraging  the group to join in.

All of the children were excited to see their Gingerbread men come out of the oven and once cool it took all their concentration to not eat them before decorating. Subitising skills were used as buttons were added, faces depicted and fingers used to squeeze the icing out of the tubes.


We were hopeful  the Gingerbread men made it to their houses and that there wasn't a river to cross on the way home or a cunning fox!




Nature Play sessions for targeted groups in Oak room ( 3-4 provision)

Using the leuven scale for wellbeing and involvement  two small groups of children have been identified to take part in a series of 5 Nature Play sessions.


The aim of the sessions is to support children's confidence, well being and thus learning in small groups and all whilst in nature.

Outdoors often inspires increased communication, proven to have positive effects on wellbeing and it allows for different experiences. We plan exciting, challenging and fun activities ranging from mud play, using tools (1-1 supervision), experience nature through the seasons, sounds and animals and to conclude our block of sessions we offer the opportunity of observing cooking on an open fire.

What makes a difference?


My aim is to offer rich, hands on experiences to enhance leaning, inspire curiosity and plentiful opportunities for communication. This will be a balance between the use of provocations to leaning, children’s interests and connected at times to the nursery planning. Combined with this I will work 1-1 using my Drawing and Talking training for those children identified who may benefit from some emotional support 1-1 or in small groups ( peer relaxation ).


We know what makes a difference is also parental involvement, as relationships develop and in line with local covid advice the possibility to include parental sessions and or visits throughout the year.


Working with resident artist Sarah Evans


EYPP 2021-2022            

During the academic year 2019-2020 and the times when we were closed to many pupils during the Covid lockdown the impact of the measures put into place were difficult to measure due to pupil absence.