Early Years Pupil Premium is a parent income related funding for Nursery children to help support their learning.
Some ways in which Early Years Pupil Premium may be used are:
- Providing resources for parents to support their child’s learning at home, this could be writing materials, books or maths equipment.
- Funding towards extra curricular activities and school trips/visits.
- Support with the purchase of school uniform and equipment.
- Interventions and extra adult support if needed.
You may be eligible if you 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
Your eligibility will automatically be checked when your child starts Nursery.