Early Years Pupil Premium

What is Early Years Pupil Premium?

It is additional Government funding to enhance your 3 and 4 year old’s education.

Your child’s early education provision preschool, nursery or childminder – could receive up to £353 a year for your child to support their individual learning if they are eligible.

Is my child eligible?

You may apply for Early Years Pupil Premium if your child is aged 3 or 4 years old, and you get 15 hours free childcare.  You must also get at least one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you 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 (paid 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit - your household income must be less than £7,400 a year after tax not including any benefits you get

You may also get early years pupil premium if your child is currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales or if your child has left care in England or Wales through:

  • adoption
  • special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order

How does it help my child?

Your nursery, will work in partnership with you to carefully consider the learning and development needs of your child and use the additional funding to support them with the following areas:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

When Ofsted inspect your nursery, they will check to see that the Early Years Pupil Premium additional funding is helping your child to learn and develop and get ready for school.

How do I apply?

To apply for Early Years Pupil Premium please click on the following link  https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Benefit-Grants/Free-school-meals.aspx 

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