The early years pupil premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for 3- and 4-year-olds.
3- and 4-year-olds in state-funded early education will attract EYPP funding if they meet at least 1 of the following criteria:
- their family gets 1 of the following:
- 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
- they have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more in England or Wales
- they have been adopted from care in England or Wales
- they have left care under a special guardianship order or residence order in England or Wales
Childcare Minister Sam Gyimah said: Feb 2015 DFE press release
“I’m delighted we are helping the most disadvantaged children access high-quality early education, giving them the best possible start in life. The early years pupil premium gives money to providers so they can make sure eligible children have the best possible outcomes when they start school and beyond. The early years count and it will be life-changing for many of these children. I would encourage any parent who meets the criteria to let a local provider know, so that their child can get the right support at the right time.”
Pupil premium at Camborne Nursery School
Eligibility for pupil premium at Camborne Nursery School is constantly being evaluated. Pupil Premium aims to support all children to achieve their full potential. The funding will be used to access Achievement for All which aims to support vulnerable children to make better progress than national expectations and to close the attainment gap.
- Through staff development we have implemented 'Time to Talk' meetings to improve parental engagement and to support parents in helping their children to learn.
- We have provided workshops and training for parents in reading, mark making and physical development.
- We have provided a 7-week parenting programme to help parents support their children's transition to Primary School.
- We have provided opportunities for children to experience a range of activities such as drumming workshop, beach school, apple pressing and story telling workshops.
- Staff development has included emotion coaching and the theory of attachment to support children's emotional welbeing to enable them to access the Early Years' curriculum.
Here at Camborne Nursery School we value every child’s individual learning journey and believe that children make progress through high levels of wellbeing, involvement and exploratory play. Pupil Premium will be used for targeted intervention to enhance teaching and learning within the Nursery.
Learning Together about Learning Project (Early Years Networking Project for Practitioners)
Camborne Nursery School is working together with Early Education on this exciting project. The project will look at creative and impactful ways of spending the Early Year's Pupil Premium (EYPP). It is receiving funding from the DfE and we are part of 15 pilot local networks across the country. Our aim is to find out how to help the Early Years Sector make the best possible use of the EYPP and demonstrate the impact it can have. Please see