Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years settings to enhance the education provided for eligible 3 and 4 year olds.  It is the responsibility of each setting to identify children and families that are eligible for the funding and support them to apply for it.

All eligible early years providers will receive EYPP funding from their local authorities at a rate of 53p per hour for each eligible pupil, to a maximum of 570 hours (£302.10 per year). This is in comparison to the £1,300 that primary schools receive per pupil for Pupil Premium (PP). Primary schools have received PP funding since 2011, with early years settings receiving the EYPP funding from 2015.

Children aged between 3 and 4 years old are eligible for the EYPP if they receive the universal 15 hours entitlement and meet any of the following criteria:

Their family receives one 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 (if the family is not also entitled to working tax credit and has an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working tax credit run-on
  • Universal credit, if a parent is entitled to universal credit they must have an annual net earned income equivalent to and not exceeding £7,400, assessed on up to 3 of the parent’s most recent universal credit assessment periods.)
  • They are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales
  • They have they have left care in England or Wales through:
    • An adoption order
    • A special guardianship order
    • A child arrangements order