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Top tips for providers

Communicate with your staff

Make sure they know about Early Years pupil premium (EYPP), especially those working with 3 and 4 year olds. They need to know what it is and why it has been introduced!

Communicate with parents

This is vital. You may wish to consider:

  • How you are going to have conversations with parents to find out if their child is eligible?

  • You need their consent to apply for funding.

  • Remember - they won’t see the funding but you will. Therefore you need to talk about the benefits to EYPP and positively involve them the planning of how you are going to use it!

Think about Think2

If you have taken 2 year olds as part of Think2, some will be eligible for EYPP when they move on to Early Education Funding (EEF). This may be a starting point for identifying eligible children.

Think about the outcome 

Decide what you want to achieve for the child and what will make the difference and less about how you are going to spend the money. The funding is simply an extra grant to help you improve outcomes for eligible children.

Be creative

You may be able to pool EYPP funds with other settings and schools to get more out of it.

Evaluate what works

Make sure you track children's progress and learn as much about what doesn’t work as much as what does.

Looked after children

If you have a looked after child, please liaise with the child’s social worker to complete the personal education plan to access EYPP through the virtual school for looked after children.

Further information

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