The Early Years Pupil Premium – Information for Parents

From April 2015 childcare providers have been able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) to support children’s development, learning and care.

The Early Years Pupil Premium provides an extra 53 pence per hour for three and four year old children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or who were formerly in local authority care but who left care because they were adopted or were subject to a special guardianship or child arrangements order. This means an extra £302 a year for each child taking up the full 570 hours funded entitlement to early education.

The extra funding is paid to Nursery and we can use it in any way we choose to improve the quality of the early years education that we provide for your child. This could include, for example, additional training for our staff on early language, investing in resources for your child or additional staff hours to provide one-to-one care.

If your family gets one 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 you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit)
  • Working Tax Credit run on; or
  • Universal Credit.

you may be eligible for the EYPP.

Please contact your local authority to find out more:

South Gloucestershire:

Early Years department – 01454 863 355

Alternatively, you can apply on line at https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/oeypp/southglos


For Bristol City, parents are asked to complete an Application Form, which Bristol Childcare can provide. Please ask the Nursery Manager in complete confidence.