New Bridging the Gap and the Early Years Pupil Premium.

What is the pupil premium.

The government introduced the EYPP in April 2015

The early years pupil premium (EYPP) gives all providers of early years education extra funding to support disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds. This extra funding is only to be used to improve the quality of education for disadvantaged children. Ofsted inspections will report on whether providers spend their EYPP funding effectively.

Preschool are required to ask all parents to fill in a form or ask the parents to check their eligibility on line.

How is EYPP going to make a difference?

Recent studies show that there is a 19 month gap in 'school readiness' between the most and least advantaged children. The Early Years Pupil Premium aims to reduce this inequality.

Introduction of the Early Years Pupil Premium for three and four year olds is intended to support providers to bridge this gap with additional funding, approximately £300 for each eligible child. It will be a system in which money follows the child from the new two year old free entitlement right through to the school-age Pupil Premium.

Eligibility For EYPP

3- and 4-year-olds in state-funded early education will attract EYPP funding if they meet at least 1 of the following criteria:

  • they are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales

  • they have left care in England or Wales through:

    • an adoption

    • a special guardianship order

    • a child arrangement order

Bridging the gap at Tutbury preschool.

Here at preschool we take bridging the gap very seriously we are able to illustrate how we have spent each child's EYPP funding with detailed records.( These records will also be available on this page soon.)

In the charts below we are able to illustrate the gap between our children who are eligible for Early Years pupil premium and those children who are not. The charts also show Staffordshire County council percentages of development.

The figures used in the charts below are collected from each child's key worker over each of the seven areas of learning and over two of the three ages of development.

At the moment we only have a few children claiming Early years pupil premium so we are unable to illustrate the figures