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Early Years Pupil Premium

Information for early education and childcare providers

This page is for providers of early years education. If you are a parent, please check this information about the Early Years Pupil Premium.

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Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) and Deprivation Supplement  

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) gives providers of early education and childcare extra funding to support eligible 3 and 4 year olds. Providers are paid a pupil premium at the rate of 53p per hour for 3 and 4 year old children. Funding can be claimed for eligible children attending up to 15 hours per week (the pupil premium cannot be applied to the extended entitlement hours).

Deprivation supplement

This will no longer be paid as a single sum at the start of the financial year, but will be paid alongside the EYPP payments throughout the year, linking directly to individual children. Providers receiving EYPP at 53p per hour will receive an additional 47p per hour deprivation supplement making the total additional hourly rate the children attract £1 per hour. 

Number of children Amount EYPP each year Amount of Deprivation Supplement each year Total Funding received each year
1 child £302.10 £267.90 £570
5 children £1,510.50 £1,339.50 £2,850
10 children £3,021.00 £2,679 £5,700
15 children £4,531.50 £4,018.50 £8,550

Children will not need to access the full entitlement to be eligible for EYPP; providers will be paid on a pro-rata basis.

Eligibility

3 and 4-year-olds in funded early education will be eligible for EYPP funding if they meet at least one of the following criteria:

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

Children will be eligible from the term after their third birthday, in line with the universal entitlement to free early education for three and four year olds, which they should be taking up.

Telling parents about the funding

The process for confirming eligibility

The system will give parents an immediate response onscreen and will generate an email confirming eligibility (provided the parent selects this option).

The system will also automatically create a reference number for each application. Please note, a reference number does not confirm eligibility. 

Providers

  • Check the status of an application by using the link at the top of this page
  • An assisted application, with parental permission, can be completed by using the link at the top of this page

Help using the system

For more information and help with using the online system, please download the following user guides

What happens next?

The local authority will be notified of every application and will allocate the EYPP accordingly.

Funding will be back-dated to the beginning of term when eligibility is confirmed before the deadline date.  Payment will commence at the start of the following term for those who have their eligibility confirmed after the deadline date.  Once eligibility has been confirmed the child will continue to attract EYPP for the remainder of the academic year.

Payments

Private, voluntary and independent providers

Funding will be allocated to eligible children following the receipt of your termly claim pack. Your Final Statement will record which children attracted the EYPP in the current term

Maintained schools

Funding will be allocated to maintained schools on the basis of children confirmed as eligible on the online checker by the published deadline dates (cross-checked to census data).  Once eligibility has been confirmed, children will continue to attract EYPP for the remainder of the academic year.  At the start of a new academic year, eligibility must be rechecked.

Children who are looked after by the local authority

The funding will be paid directly to the virtual school, who is responsible for monitoring spending, via the child’s statutory Personal Education Plan. The information already held about the children in care will enable the funding to be paid directly to providers.  If the child has been placed in care in Oxfordshire but is looked after by another local authority, then the provider will need to contact that LA’s virtual school to arrange.

Children who have left the care of the local authority

Where a child has been adopted from care, has a special guardianship order or a child arrangements order then it will be up to those who have parental responsibility to decide if they wish to let the setting know. Parents would need to provide evidence, such as a photocopy of an adoption order. Providers must let us know that they have seen this evidence before payments can be made.

How to spend the money

It is very important that you can demonstrate EYPP money is making a difference. This is something Ofsted will ask about during inspections.

Here are some ideas and suggestions to help you plan the most effective use of the funding.

We will be updating this section so do keep checking back.

Contacts

PVIs with finance enquiries can email earlyeducation@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Maintained schools with finance enquiries can contact their Education Financial Services (EFS) adviser.  Contact details.

Last reviewed
15 August 2017
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