Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

Early years providers are able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) to support your child’s development, learning and care.

The extra funding can be used in a variety of ways to support your child’s individual learning, through the early year’s education.

If you feel that your child meets the criteria for this funding, then please speak to your childcare provider.


Some three and four year old children in funded early education will attract EYPP funding if they meet at least 1 of the following criteria:

Their family gets 1 of the following:

  • 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’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Universal Credit; if a parent is entitled to Universal Credit they must have an annual net earned income equivalent to and not exceeding £7,400, assessed on up to three of the parent’s most recent Universal Credit assessment periods.
  • Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit


Your child may qualify if:

  • they have been in local authority care for 1 day or more in England or Wales
  • they have been adopted from care in England or Wales
  • they have left care under a special guardianship order or residence order in England or Wales

Children must receive free early education in order to attract EYPP funding. They do not have to take up the full universal 570 hours of free early education they are entitled to in order to get EYPP.