Early Years Pupil Premium

Pre-Schools are able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium, EYPP, to support children’s development and learning.

The Early Years Pupil Premium can provide an extra £302 a year for 3 and 4 year old children, who have been in care or adopted from care or whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits.


Children will attract the EYPP, if their families are in receipt of one of the following benefit:

  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers’ Allowance, Income-based
  • Employment & Support Allowance, Income-related
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of the State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit based on an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on

The following children are automatically eligible:

  • Children who are looked after by the local authority
  • Children who have left care through a special guardianship, adoption or residence order

How will it help your child?

Your child’s Key Person will work in partnership with you to carefully consider the learning and development needs of your child and use the additional funding to support them with the following areas:

  • Personal, Social & Emotional Development
  • Communication & Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy

When Ofsted inspect our Pre-School they will check to see that this additional funding is helping your child to learn and develop.

How can I apply?

When we (Pre-School) apply for 15 or 30 hours of Free Early Education for our 3 & 4 year olds each term, we automatically find out which children meet the criteria and are paid by Hertfordshire County Council accordingly. We will make the parents of children this applies to aware that we have received the funding and work with them to ensure the funds are put to best use.