Early years pupil premium
From April 2015 three and four year olds attending Cambridge Nursery School will attract Early Years Pupil Premium funding if they 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.
Arrangements for eligibility checking have not yet been clarified by Sefton Council; but we will inform parents of these arrangements and of how the governing body intends to use this funding to further support these children as soon as possible.
Update April 2016
The nursery received £2448.6 in EYPP this term. With this additional money we have purchased resources which help us to run our language groups and we have been able to employ staff to undertake extra hours to attend additional training around speech and language. We have also plan to release staff to support transition visits and to meet with the reception teachers to share assessments of the children. This will help to ensure that not only the children settle in their new schools well but that their levels of development are clear to maximize their future progress. We will know the schools allocated in the next few weeks, last year we worked with 9 Primary schools. We have also hoping to facilitate pre-school sessions for our main feeder schools. Last year parents were introduced to Read Write Inc used by Bedford Primary and given packs to help familiarise themselves with schemes and how their reception year will be organised we are hoping this will be repeated in the summer term.
A small amount of the EYPP was used to purchase rewards for 100% attendance and good behaviour / achievement certificates. We will also deliver several `meet your new friends` groups for the children starting in September. This gives staff the opportunity to meet parents and children and begin the partnership working to ensure we maximise the children’s opportunities to learn and progress.
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 master chef class, 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.
To purchase resources to improve and enhance learning opportunities throughout the nursery.
To purchase specialist books to help children with english as an additional language.
To purchase resources for our sensory room.