The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) enables us to claim additional Government for some of our 3 and 4 year olds in Nursery School to further support their development and learning experiences.
The funding equates to £302.10 per year if a child takes up their full 570 hours of free early education entitlement.
It is well known that high quality Early Education can influence how well a child does from Nursery School throughout their Primary and Secondary years. The Early Years Pupil Premium grant will help give our children additional rich learning experiences and opportunities.
The Government have identified groups who may not reach the educational goals associated with their age and stage of development. We want to make sure all groups of children attending Bradley Nursery School have the opportunities to make excellent progress and attain in line with other children of their age and stage of development, whilst continuing to enjoy rich learning opportunities and experiences.
Our focus will be on Supporting children's Early Communication and Language development supporting and encouraging children's developing listening, attention and speaking skills.
We recognise that some of our nursery children have a home language that is not English, or where English is not the main language spoken at home. We recognise and value a child's home language, whilst using this to support their developing understanding and use of English in nursery.
Early Reading and vocabulary skills and how we can extend these for use at home through our linked 'Home Learning' activities.
We also intend to focus on developing children's Social and Emotional development through developing a greater awareness and understanding of emotions and feelings, and through fostering a positive sense of self. their friends and their nursery family.
We will also focus on supporting children's regular attendance at nursery.
We know that good, consistent attendance routines establish good habits for school, and attending every session enables a child to feel confident and secure in their class environment and supports them to develop friendships.
3- and 4-year-olds will be eligible for EYPP if the child receives the universal 15 hours entitlement and they meet any of the following criteria:
• their family gets one 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 are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
• Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
• Universal Credit
• they are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales
They have left care in England or Wales through:
• an adoption order
• a special guardianship order
• a child arrangements order
This information has been taken from the www.gov.uk website, please click on the link for further information.