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Early years pupil premium (EYPP)

The early years pupil premium (EYPP) came into effect in April 2015 following a national consultation. It builds on the model of the school age pupil premium and is focused on 3 and 4 year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The aim of the premium is to close the attainment gap between those that attract the funding and their peers.

All Ofsted registered childcare providers that offer three and four years old early education are eligible to claim EYPP.

To claim the funding, parent/carer details must be collected by providers and consent sought to enable an eligibility check to be completed by the local authority.

To receive the funding, certain criteria must be met. Download the Early years entitlements: local authority funding of providers operational guide for more information.

EYPP is only paid for funded universal hours for 3 and 4 year olds.

Download our help guides for more information about EYPP.