Extra funding (Early Years Pupil Premium)

The early years pupil premium (EYPP) gives providers of early years education extra funding to support disadvantaged three and four-year-olds.

As an early years provider you're responsible for identifying children in your care that may be eligible and passing that information on to us.

Eligible children

A child in your care may be eligible if they're three or four-years-old, have a free place, and their parents get one or more of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under part six 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 (paid for four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit

They will also be eligible if they have:

  • been adopted from care
  • left care through special guardianship
  • a child arrangement order setting out who they have to live with (formerly known as a residence order).

The Department for Education publish a model form and letter for parents that you can use to help you find out which children are eligible.

Please share the completed forms with us so that we can check that the child is eligible and make sure you get the extra funding. Please send forms to Early Years Service, Children, Young People and Families, Plymouth City Council, Plymouth PL6 5UF

If you'd like to find out more email earlyyears@plymouth.gov.uk or call 01752 307450.