Early years pupil premium (EYPP)

If you have early years provision, some of your 3 and 4-year-old pupils may be eligible for the EYPP. See who's eligible and how much funding you can receive.

Last reviewed on 4 April 2023
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School types: All · School phases: Nursery, Primary
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  1. What is it and how much can we get?
  2. Who's eligible?
  3. It's your responsibility to identify eligible children
  4. There are no set conditions for using the funding
  5. Examples of EYPP spending

What is it and how much can we get?

The early years pupil premium (EYPP) is extra funding that local authorities (LAs) give early years providers to support disadvantaged children aged 3 and 4.

If your setting is eligible (see below), for the 2023-24 financial year, you'll receive 62p per hour per eligible pupil, up to 570 hours – so up to £353 per year, per pupil. 

This is outlined in the operational guide for early years entitlements (section 8.5). 

Who's eligible?

Your setting qualifies for the EYPP if it's eligible to receive funding for the 3 and 4-year-old early education entitlement.

The child's family receives 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