From April 2015, we have been able to claim extra Government Funding for some of our children. This is known as Early Years Pupil Premium.
This provides us with an additional 53 pence per hour 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 (£302.10 p/annum for each EYPP child).
It is well known that high quality early education such as that offered by the outstanding provision at this school impacts positively on children as they go into primary and secondary education.
We closely monitor and assess all of our children’s progress, and have seen the very positive impact of these additional interventions on those eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium. Pupils show very good progress from their low starting points on entry to Alfreton Nursery School.
If you require further information about individual EYPP children’s progress, please contact school.
What is Early Years Pupil Premium?
Nurseries, schools, childminders and other childcare providers who are delivering funding entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds are able to claim extra funding to support children who meet the eligibility criteria.
The aim of the Early Years Pupil Premium is to close the gap between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and other children by providing additional funding to settings such as ours, therefore ensuring that these children have the best possible start to their education.
Evidence shows that children from less advantaged backgrounds can start school 19 months behind their peers, but that good quality childcare can reduce this gap and have a significant benefit in terms of a child’s development and the Early Years Pupil Premium provides us with extra funding to close this gap.
How is Early Years Pupil Premium used?
We can use the extra funding in whatever way we choose to improve the quality of the early year’s education that we provide for your child. The additional funding will enable us to provide extra resources, bringing learning benefits and experiences to eligible pupils as well as other children who attend the nursery school.
Our teacher Amanda is responsible for Early Years Pupil Premium and also has the overview for the implementation of the interventions. Our focus always remains on the child's needs and the staff, leaders and governors work tirelessly to ensure that through rigorous monitoring and reviewing, interventions and strategies are purposeful and progress is rapid.
Who is entitled to Early Years Pupil Premium?
Children aged 3 and 4 years old who attend state-funded education will be eligible for EYPP if they/their family meet at least 1 of the following criteria:
- 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 are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16.190)
- 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:
- A special guardianship order
- A child arrangement order
we will give every parent or carer an FE1 form to complete when their child starts at our nursery school. Upon receiving your fully completed form we can then apply to Derbyshire County Council for the additional EYPP funding.
This additional money makes a significant difference to us and in order to be able to claim this funding we require parents to sign the funding agreement which asks for details of parent’s date of birth and National Insurance number.
Please ensure when filling out your FE1 form you complete all details and tick the check box for us to check your eligibility……every little helps!
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