The funding known as Early Years Pupil Premium or EYPP will be provided by the London Borough of Croydon from April 2015. The school report each year on the amount of Pupil Premium they have received for the academic year, what this has been spent on and what difference it has made to children. The funding is paid to schools in respect of children aged three and four years whose parents or carers are in receipt of certain benefits or for children who have been in care or have left care through adoption or child arrangement orders.
How can the extra funds help my child?
This extra funding can be used in lots of ways to give them the best start in life and prepare them for full time school.
For example, the funding can be used to provide:-
Specialist training for staff e.g. speech and language development
Extra or individual support in a particular learning area
Extra equipment to support particular development
Additional staffing or staff hours to enable further support for your child
Do I qualify for EYPP?
If you receive one of the following benefits, you may be entitled to claim extra funding for your child:-
Income based Job Seeker Allowance
Income related Employment and Support Allowance
Child Tax Credit (providing you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of less than £16,190)
Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
Support under Part VI (six) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
Or if your child:
Has been looked after by the local authority in care for at least one day
Has been adopted from care
Has left care through special guardianship or subject child arrangements orders
What do I do next?
If you think you may qualify, it’s quick and easy; complete an application form from the school office.