Early Years Pupil Premium - information for parents | Oxfordshire County Council

Early Years Pupil Premium - information for parents

Funding available to support your 3 and 4 year old child's development.

Your childcare provider may be entitled to up to £300 per year of funding to support your 3 and 4 year old child's development, learning and care. The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) provides an extra 53 pence per hour for 3 and 4 year old children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or children who have been in care or adopted from care. 

How will this help my child?

It will help your child to have extra equipment and resources eg. this could include additional training for staff on early language.

Your childcare provider will have to demonstrate to Ofsted how they have used the funds to improve the education of children receiving the EYPP.

Is my child eligible for this funding?

3 and 4 year olds in state-funded early education will attract EYPP funding if they meet at least 1 of the following criteria. If your family gets one of the following:

4 year olds in primary school reception classes who already receive the school-age pupil premium are not eligible for EYPP funding.

When is my child eligible for EYPP?

Your child will be eligible from the term after their 3rd birthday (the same as when they can get the 3 and 4 year old free early education)

What if my child goes to more than one setting?

The setting (preschool, nursery or childminder) will claim EYPP in proportion to the number of hours the child is with them. If your child goes to a maintained nursery the nursery will receive all of this funding.

How to apply?

You can check if your child is eligible and apply here. Alternatively you can ask your childcare provider to apply on your behalf.

What if I don't apply?

Applying for this funding is voluntary but if you don't apply, your provider will not receive this extra funding which could help your child.

Last reviewed
20 October 2017
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