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Early Years Pupil Premium

Early Years Pupil Premium

The nursery your child attends may be entitled to claim additional funding called Early Years Pupil Premium (£300 per eligible child). This can be used to improve the quality of the early years education provided for your child.

EYPP funding enables us to address inequalities for children how are eligible.

Children become eligible when they turn three. The funding received for eligible children is used to support development, and remove barriers to learning in all areas of the EYFS. It also ensures that all children are able to participate fully in nursery sessions.


Children will be eligible if:

  • They are 3 or 4 years old and receiving government-funded Free Entitlement in any OFSTED registered childcare provider and their parents are in receipt of one or more of the benefits used to access eligibility for free school meals
  • Parents receive Universal Credit
  • Parents receive Income Support
  • Parents receive Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Parents receive Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Parents receive support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Parents receive the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Parents receive 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)
  • Parents receive Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credits

Or if they have been:

  • Looked after by the local authority for at least one day
  • Have been adopted from care in the local authority
  • Have left care through special guardianship; and subject to a child arrangement order setting out with whom the child is to live (formerly known as residence orders) in Central Bedfordshire

Please view the Central Bedfordshire EYPP Information page for more information on Early Years Pupil Premium and eligibility.