Promotion of Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) to parents

Did you know that nurseries, pre-schools and childminders providing 3 and 4 year old Government funded education places can receive additional funding to support the development, learning and care of eligible children.

Your family is eligible if you are;
  • in receipt of certain benefits
  • your child is looked after by the Local Authority
  • has been adopted from care
  • has left care under a special guardianship order or residence order in England or Wales.
After your child has had their third birthday they could, as a result of the additional funding to their childcare provider, have;
  • help with their speech and language development
  • help to prepare for starting school
  • support from better equipped staff who will be able to have extra training
For more information and to check your family’s eligibility, visit: ; or speak to your child’s nursery, pre-school, childminder or local children’s centre.

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3 and 4-year-olds.

To determine whether or not children are eligible for this funding we ask families to complete an EYPP declaration form when your child starts Nursery at 3 and again during the term in which they turn 4 years old.

The premium came into force in April 2015. We are required to publish details of:

  • Our pupil premium allocation for the current academic year.
  • Details of how we intend to spend our allocation.
  • Details of how we spent our previous academic year’s allocation (when applicable).
  • The difference to the attainment of disadvantaged pupils the funding has made.

We do not publish any information that could be used to identify individual pupils.
Autumn 2016
Spring 2017
Summer 2017
Autumn 2017
Amount received     
Early Years Pupil Premium Funding
Early Years Pupil Premium funding has been used to contribute to the cost of our Speech and Language Therapist who attends the setting weekly; supporting children, parents and training staff to implement programmes and develop their skills in language and communication.
Attention Autism training has been attended and an intervention group is in place to develop attention, listening, interaction and communication.
Most of our pupil premium children attended our Nursery Narrative intervention group to develop their skills in CAL and PSED. Practitioners were trained to deliver the programme and progress was assessed and monitored through observations on Tapestry.
The funding has also contributed to our Physical Fun programme which not only develops physical skills but language, listening, concentration, turn taking and participation within a group, self-confidence and  self-regulation; all vital foundations for school readiness.
Pupil premium children have benefited from time in our ‘Acorn room’, participating in board games and equipment that develop skills in self-regulation.
Children eligible for EYPP have been monitored and supported in all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage to ensure they reach their full potential. They have participated in interventions and been exposed to a rich curriculum where learning is motivating and fun.

What the allocation was spent   on    
Outcome of interventions  
Speech and Language Therapist
50% of Early Years Pupil Premium children.
All children made significant progress. All children were discharged
84% Early Years Pupil Premium children attended sessions .
All children developed skills in turn taking in conversation, listening and attention. Their narrative became more complex and detailed. PSED and CAL reached age appropriate EYFS targets.
Nursery Narrative -training practitioner and  additional resources to implement  programme
Attention Autism – training and resources for sessions.
17% Early Years Pupil Premium children attended the sessions
One child made significant progress within this intervention. Speech, understanding and communication improved.
Physical fun activity bags – replenish resources
100% of Early Years Pupil Premium children attended the sessions for Physical Fun activities  
All children participated in the activities 5 out of 6 participated independently and developed skills in self regulation. One child participated with support and displayed positive responses to a variety of games adjusted to level of understanding and to meet  individual needs
Board games – a variety of suitable games were purchased
84% Early Years Pupil Premium children attended sessions 
All children gained understanding of turn taking and rules within a small group.