Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)
From 20th April 2015, children who access the Free Entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds in Bracknell Forest, and who meet certain eligibility criteria could be eligible for the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP).
Children will be eligible if they are 3 or 4 years old, accessing free early education hours in Bracknell Forest and if they meet at least 1 of the following criteria:
- their family is in receipt of 1 of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers 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 you’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 – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- or, if the child has:
- been in local authority care for 1 day or more in England or Wales
- been adopted from care in England or Wales
- left care under a special guardianship order or residence order in England or Wales
What is the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)?
The EYPP is an additional grant available to the childcare provider your child attends for their Free Entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds. Childcare providers will use EYPP to improve facilities, equipment and learning experiences which will benefit the growth and development of your child.
How do I check my eligibility?
Your early years childcare provider can supply you with an Eligibility Request form. If you complete the form and return it back to your childcare provider they will notify you of the result as soon as possible.
Will I receive EYPP the funding directly?
No. EYPP is paid directly to your childcare provider as part of their normal free early education funding claim.
Does this mean I will pay less for additional hours of childcare (paid hours)?
No. EYPP is an additional supplement to free early education hours to support childcare providers to invest in improving outcomes for children. It is not intended to reduce fees and charges parents may incur from purchasing additional hours over and above the free hours.
Will all childcare providers be eligible to receive the EYPP?
Childcare providers must be registered with OFSTED and approved by Bracknell Forest Council to deliver free early education places.
What do you do next?
To find out if you qualify talk to your childcare provider who will help you apply.