Early Years Pupil Premium
The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is extra funding that aims to improve outcomes for disadvantaged 3 and 4 year olds who are receiving the free entitlement to free education. We can receive up to £302 per year per child to help with your child’s education.
We use this money to make a difference through additional staff, resources and support for the children.
You can apply for Early Years Pupil Premium if your child is aged 3 or 4 and you get 15 hours free childcare.
You must also get at least one of the following:
• Income Support
• income-based Jobseeker’s 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 you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
• Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
• Universal Credit – your household income must be less than £7,400 a year after tax not including any benefits you get
You may also get early years pupil premium if your child is currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales or if your child has left care in England or Wales through:
• special guardianship order
• a child arrangements order
For the school to access the EYPP funding we need you to complete a ‘Early Years Pupil Premium’ form.
Early Years Pupil Premium for the Academic Year 2021-2022
The main barriers to learning that our early years pupil premium children face include speech and language and emotional development. Children can also experience a lack of wider enrichment experiences due to financial difficulties. Each term we review the children who are in receipt of the premium and ensure we are supporting their specific learning needs.
The number of EYPP children as recorded in the January 2021 CENSUS was 83. This represented 56.84% of children on roll. The funding received for these children from April 2021 to March 2022 is £25,074.
We are use the EYPP funding to bring in enrichment activities to help children learn about living things. In the summer term we had the wonderful experience of watching duck eggs hatch and the children watched the ducklings take their first swim. The children learnt about life cycles of a caterpillar by observing the tiny baby caterpillars eat and grow, spin a silky cocoon and finally metamorphosis into butterflies.
This year we will take children in small groups to the café in the part so that they can experience placing an order, paying for a drink of milk and toast and having the pleasant experience of having refreshments in the park with friends. Positive social experiences are so important.
We have bought resources that support children’s listening and attention skills such as ‘bucket time’ resources and other sensory toys.
To support children’s emotional development, we will be trailing the use of empathy dolls, these dolls can help children understand how to deal with difficult feelings.
We also use some of out EYPP money for staffing and we have experienced Teaching Assistants who deliver a range of researched based interventions such as; language groups, food play sessions, write dance, bucket times, co-operative games and they also offer targeted support to children when needed.
Please see our Early Years Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-2022 Early Years Pupil Premium Strategy Kintore Way 2021-2022