Early Years Pupil Premimum is an additional sum of money provided by the Government to help schools and nurseries close the achievement gap which affects some of the most disadvantaged children.
It is for schools to decide how the premium is spent as they are best placed to access what additional provision should be provided. The Government has extended the Pupil Premium scheme to include 3 and 4 year olds which is called the Early Years Pupil Premium. For each child that qualifies, the nursery is able to claim extra monies, £0.53 per hour to be used for the children’s education and learning. This additional money is paid to our nursery termly through the 3 and 4 year old funding entitlement.