Early years pupil premium

The early years pupil premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years providers to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3 and 4 year-olds. Early years providers are any organisation offering funded early education places for children aged under 5. This includes school nurseries, day nurseries, pre-school playgroups, nursery units of independent schools and childminders. 

The additional funding is paid at the national rate of 53p per hour. This means providers will receive £302.10 for each eligible child who takes up the full 570 hours of funded early education they are entitled to. See the eligibility criteria to find out who qualifies. 

Eligibility checks and payments

The process for checking eligibility is different for schools and private, voluntary and independent providers. Find out more: