Funding for the Early Years and Childcare Entitlement

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

EYPP is for 3 and 4 year olds currently accessing their 15 hour universal entitlement, although they do not need to be accessing their full 15 hours to receive it. It is additional funding for the provision to help support the child in their learning. Providers do not need to apply for EYPP, they are informed which children are eligible following the return of their headcounts.

Eligibility criteria 3 and 4 year olds in receipt of the universal funded entitlement will attract EYPP funding if they meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Their family gets 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 (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 are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales
  • They have left care in England or Wales through:
    • An adoption
    • A special guardianship order
    • A child arrangement order.

Further information on Early Years Pupil Premium can be found in section 9 of the Funded Early Years and Childcare Entitlement: Operational Guidance.