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Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

EYPP is additional funding a childcare provider can claim for your child. It is an additional £302 per year (rising to £342 a year in 2023) to spend on enriching your three and four-year-old child’s early education.

Last reviewed January 2023

How EYPP could help your child

It will help your child to:

  • Benefit from extra resources and equipment suited to their needs
  • Enjoy a range of new play, learning and activity experiences
  • Be prepared for starting school
How we make sure the money is spent on your child

When Ofsted inspects your childcare, they will check to see that the early years pupil premium is helping your child to learn and develop and get ready for school.

Find out if you qualify

If you receive one of the following benefits, your childcare provider may be entitled to claim funding for your child.

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s 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 (provided they 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 they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit – the household’s annual net earned income (excluding benefits) must be no more than £7,400, assessed on up to three of the parent’s most recent Universal Credit assessment periods. 

Early Years Pupil Premium is also paid for a child currently being looked after by the local authority or who has left care through:

  • Adoption
  • A special guardianship order
  • A child arrangements order
What to do next

For more information or if you think you might be eligible, first speak to your childcare provider or school. They will check if they can get the additional funding for your child.

For help finding a funded place search www.suffolk.gov.uk/childcare or contact Suffolk Family Information Service:

Email: childcare.planning@suffolk.gov.uk

Phone: 0345 60 800 33


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