Early years pupil premium
Cambridge Nursery School can attract Early Years Pupil Premium, this is an additional sum of money paid to nursery for children of families in receipt of certain benefits. This funding is used to enhance the quality of their early years experience by improving the teaching and learning and facilities and resources with the aim of impacting positively on your child’s progress and development. If you believe your child may quality for EYPP we ask if the main benefit holder adds their details in the information box provided on the registration form to enable the local authority to confirm eligibility.
EYPP can be accessed if families meet at least one 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)
- Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
- they have been looked after for 1 day or more
- they have been adopted from care
- they have left care under a special guardianship order or residence order
Children must be eligible for free early education in order to attract EYPP funding.
Update September 2019
The nursery received £2893.80 in EYPP during the Autumn term. With this additional money we have purchased resources to assist with the children’s learning around maths in the classroom. One of our teachers who attended several workshops focusing on mathematics and will be delivering an in-house training session with all staff to support their development on maths within the classroom.
Additional sensory resources have been purchased to enrich sensory play experiences to ensure children with SEND reach their full potential in all areas of learning.
We have brought in additional cover to release a teacher from the classroom to analyse baseline data in order to identify any key areas and individual needs or areas that may require support in order to support and enhance our children’s learning.
We have purchased a selection of books including specialist books for children with English as an additional language along with a new portable book case. We also intend to purchase new book bags to encourage the children to borrow a book to share a story at home
It is a wonderful opportunity to access additional funds to provide the facilities for your children to achieve their maximum potential. We hope you will continue to support us by providing us with the information we need to access the Early Years Pupil Premium.
To help subsidise the cost of activities to enrich the curriculum, for example visit by children’s entertainer and farm animals. Children taking part not only enjoyed each experience they also helped to boost their confidence and self esteem by providing them with an enhanced learning opportunity.
Early Years Pupil Premium Action Plan November 2019
Funds allocated £2893.80