Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) funding is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education we provide, raise the quality of our provision and as a result close the gap between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and other children.
All children aged three and four, who meet the eligibility criteria will benefit from the funding. The funding is paid directly to us on an hourly rate basis, linked to claimed hours for entitled children. The annual value of EYPP we receive for a 15 hour place, over a year, is just over £300.
As an Early Years setting we have the freedom to choose how we spend the money to maximise the impact on children’s learning and development and thus narrow the gap. We received £1,812.60 2017-2018 and we have used the additional funding in the following way
Forest school delivery and transport
Targeted Parent and child workshops through our Community Programme
Training for staff
Buying in specialist workshops, for example, Little Kickers, Resident Fire Poet
Providing additional staff role – Support to run intervention groups and child initiated play of those children identified as at risk of underachievement
Expeditions into the local community which support children’s learning and social development