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Early years pupil premium

Your childcare provider may be able to claim extra funding to enhance the quality of your child’s early education.

Your child will be eligible for the Early Years Pupil Premium if you are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits or credits:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • income-related employment and support allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, with an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit – if the child is born on or after 1 January 2015 and the parent is entitled to Universal Credit, they must have an annual net earned income equivalent to and not exceeding £7,400, assessed on up to three of the parent’s most recent Universal Credit assessment periods.

OR the child has:

  • been looked after by the local authority for at least one day
  • been adopted from care
  • left care through special guardianship
  • a child arrangement order

How to claim

If you are in receipt of one of the above, please complete the EYPP application section on the Parental Declaration Form that your childcare provider will have asked you to complete.