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 January 2020
The nursery received £3060.75 in EYPP during the Spring term. With this additional money we have purchased books to assist with the children’s reading. We now have lots of exciting books including specialist editions for children with English as an additional language that the children are encouraged to borrow from our new library. We are making great use of the portable new library purchased using our Autumn term pupil premium and you will find a selection of books outside the nursery class and the two year old room both filled to capacity with age appropriate books. The children have new bookbags and their own library ticket, each time they bring their book back they receive a stamp, when they collect eight stamps they choose a prize. The library has been a great success with a queue of children returning their book to the office each day. The children are thoroughly enjoying sharing their books at home with their families as it’s a time for closeness, laughing and talking together. This is an excellent way to give children a flying start in life and help them become lifelong readers.
We have purchased additional maths resources to enhance our continuous provision, many of which have been inspired by additional maths training attended in house by all staff.
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