FAQ for parents and carers
What is Early Years pupil premium (EYPP)?
It’s extra funding available for children aged 3 and 4 that will go to the childcare setting. It should be used to support children’s progress and development.
Which children can get the funding?
As a parent, if you claim one of the following benefits:
- 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
- Universal Credit and have net annual household earnings below £7,400 (this means your take-home pay from any paid employment, after Income Tax and NI contributions have been deducted)
Your child can get the extra funding at their childcare setting!
In addition, childcare settings can also get extra funding for children who:
- have been looked after by the local authority for at least one day
- have been adopted from care
- have left care through special guardianship
- are subject to a child arrangement order
Which childcare providers can get the funding?
If your child attends and claims the funded15 hours at a childcare setting that is graded by Ofsted as Outstanding, Good or Requires Improvement, the provider can claim this extra funding for your child.
If your child takes the free 15 hours with any of the following types of childcare setting, they can claim the extra funding through EYPP for your child:
What do I have to do as a parent?
Your childcare setting will need your permission and details (National Insurance number, your date of birth and full name) to apply for this extra funding against the economic criteria. This information should be recorded on the parent declaation and privacy notice your childcare setting should present to you.
The provider will then submit the EYPP application on your behalf, and they will be advised of the outcome and if successful the provider will claim EYPP on your behalf.
Parents should speak to their childcare provider about how the funding from EYPP will be used in the best interests of your child.
Will childcare settings need anything else from parents to aid the application for EYPP?
For the economic criteria, the informaiton as stated above such as national insurance details will normally suffice. However, there could be circumstances where the application outcome is as not eligible and your childcare setting may request further evidence from you in relation to earnings or proof of Universal Credit, tax credits awards and so on.
Parents would be able to obtain tis information via their online government gateway account.