“I love my nursery”
Let’s do this together!
I like teachers, they are my friends.
I love Mummy and Daddy and they love me.
We walk in nursery, we run outside.
Thank you Mummy for bringing me to nursery.
Mr Powell is my friend.
Teachers teach me what to do.

Early Years Pupil Premium

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3 and 4 year olds. In 2017-18 the level of the premium is 53p per hour, per eligible pupil. This year we anticipate funding to be in the region of £9,063 (30 pupils).

Eligibility

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

  • o Income Support;
  • o income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance;
  • o income-related Employment and Support Allowance;  o support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
  • o the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit;  o 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);
  • o Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit;
  • o Universal Credit. 
  • Or
  • they are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales 
  • they have left care in England or Wales through:  o an adoption;  o a special guardianship order; o a child arrangement order.

Children must receive free early education in order to attract EYPP funding. They do not have to take up the full 570 hours of early education they are entitled to in order to get EYPP. Children become eligible for free early education at different points in the year depending on when they turn 3. Details of the dates when children become eligible are available. Funding is received in arrears for the previous term and THNS is free to spend the Early Years Pupil Premium as we see fit. However, we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. We have published online information about how we intend to use the Premium. This will ensure that parents/ carers and other stakeholders are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the EYPP and the extra support that they receive.