Early Years Pupil Premium

This gives providers additional funding to support disadvantaged children accessing the early years entitlments. To find out who qualifies, see early years pupil premium eligibility criteria.

It is paid at the national rate of 68p per hour for eligible children accessing an early education place. This equates to an additional £387.60 for a child receiving the full 570 hour entitlement. 

Eligibility checks and payments

Eligibility for Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is checked by providers on the Education Portal. You will receive an instant response to confirm if a child is eligible, this information is stored in the portal so you can quickly check who in your setting is in receipt of the funding. Providers should check all children for eligibility when they start to access a funded place. Use the Parent Contract to ensure you obtain the relevant permissions from the child's parent/carer to complete the check.  

  • For private providers, funding due for the term will be paid with the claim payment.
  • For schools, funding due will be paid through the monthly adjustments system.

Care leavers

Children who have left care through an adoption order, special guardianship order or child arrangements order qualify for early years pupil premium. For these children, providers should request a copy of the evidence to support this and upload this to the child record on the Education Portal. These children will then be included in your payment.

Looked after children

For these children, the additional funding is paid to the Trafford Virtual School for looked after children. It will be passed on to providers through the Personal Education Plan (PEP) process.

Help and support

Guides are available to help you claim Early Yers Pupil Premium on the Education Portal. The eligibility critieria confirms which children may be eligible. If you have any queries about EYPP eligibilty contact The Early Education Team. 

Spending Early Years Pupil Premium

The additional funding needs to be spent to meet the individual needs of your children, their families and your setting. You will need to demonstrate to Ofsted which children were eligible for the funding, how you have spent it and how it has benefited your setting.

Ofsted inspections will report on whether it has been spent effectively. For more inforation on how Early Years Pupil Premium can be used view the toolkit on the early education website.