What is Early Years Pupil Premium?
The Department for Education (DfE) introduced an Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) for eligible 3 and 4 year old children in April 2015.
This is an initiative for children whose parents/carers meet one of the following criteria:
The DfE believes that this initiative has the potential to make a big difference to the attainment of children. Nursery receives additional funding to ensure that children are ready to succeed at school, have excellent foundations for learning and are equipped well for achievement in life, no matter what their background.
If you feel that you meet one of the criteria above, you will need to complete an online application form.
When you have completed the application form you will be given a reference number which you should make a note of. If you are applying for the EYPP because your child has been adopted from care you must let your provider have evidence of the adoption (please note that sensitive information should be hidden). Your application will be received by Birmingham City Council, who will carry out the necessary checks to ensure that your child is eligible for the EYPP funding. Should the checks show that your child is not eligible you will be contacted to check the information received is correct. Please be aware that economic eligibility criteria for 3 year old children will need to be checked again in the September of the academic year that the child will turn 4.
EYPP funding is paid directly to Nursery to improve your child’s learning experience; there is no monetary value for parents.