Early Years Pupil Premium Funding

Who is eligible for the Early Years Pupil Premium?

3 and 4 year-olds in state-funded early education will attract EYPP funding if they meet at least 1 of the following criteria:
Their family is entitled to 1 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 have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more in England or Wales
· They have been adopted from care in England or Wales
· They have left care under a special guardianship order or residence order in England or Wales

Children must receive free early education in order to attract EYPP funding.

How much Early Years Pupil Premium does the school receive?
There is a national rate for each child who is eligible for the EYPP. This equates to 53p per hour for the entitled 15 hours education per week. Therefore, if a child is with you for a whole school year the setting will receive 53p x 585 hours = £310.05, if the child is only with you for one term the school will receive £103.35
We receive the money for those children on a termly basis, and the money is allocated for additional and targeted activities or support.

What funding does The Sue Hedley Nursery School receive?
The money we receive varies from term to term depending on the children we have in our nursery.

What will the EYPP be used for?
The aim of this funding is to offer extra support to children who are believed to be disadvantaged, to accelerate their learning and progress and subsequently close the attainment gap. The senior leadership team evaluate progress data, research alternative creative methods, and discuss the various options we have in relation to spending the money to gain the most impact. It is vital that we take into consideration the needs of all eligible children, with the role of the staff team to ensure we accurately identify
any barriers to learning and identify what specific resources/ training / strategies will best support them.  It is important to remember that every child’s strengths and needs will vary and/or fluctuate over time and it is important that the focus of how the money is used, meets their individual needs.

EYPP – Early Years Pupil Premium

Does the Early Years Pupil Premium finding reach the most disadvantaged children?
The leadership team and Headteacher carefully ensures that the eligible children receive the benefits of the funding directly. However, there are a number of children who may benefit from the various activities, interventions and enhancements that are planned but don’t qualify. Where possible we aim to include these children.

How as Governors can you monitor and evaluate the use of the Early Years Pupil Premium?Nursery schools will be held to account for the spending of this money by Ofsted, therefore it is important that all stakeholders are clear about how the funding is used and the difference this has made to the children.

Governors can use the following opportunities to monitor this:
· As part of the data analysis, EYPP will be considered as a specific group when comparing progress and attainment with the assessment information.
· Through budget meetings and discussions around spending priorities.
· Through school development planning and curriculum evaluation.
· Through Learning Journals, documentation and observations.
· Monitoring the attendance of the EYPP children.