Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) | Busy Bees

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Busy Bees Preschool: 9am-3pm

After School Club: 3pm-6pm


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Diary Dates

Autumn Term  2017:

First day:  Tuesday 5th September

Half term:  Monday 23rd - Friday 27th October

Last day:   Friday 15th December


Spring Term 2018:

First day:   Wednesday 3rd January 

Half Term: Monday 19th - Friday 23rd February

Last day: Thursday 29th March


Summer Term 2018:

First day:  Monday 16th April 

May Bank holiday: Monday 7th May 

Half term:  Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June 

Term ends: Friday 20th July 


Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

From April 2015, the Government introduced the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP).  This gives providers of early years education extra funding to support disadvantaged 3 and 4 year-olds.

Settings such as Busy Bees will be entitled to claim funding equivalent to an extra 53p per hour should parents of 3 and 4 year-olds meet at least 1 of the following criteria:

The family is in receipt of 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’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

Or children.....
have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more in England or Wales
have been adopted from care in England or Wales
have left care under a special guardianship order or residence order in England or Wales


Children must receive free early education in order to attract EYPP funding. They do not have to take up the full 570 hours of early education they are entitled to in order to get EYPP.


Identifying eligible children
To identify eligible children, it is recommended that settings issue an eligibility form to all parents in order to identify those children who are eligible.  We will be issuing a letter and form to all parents of 3 and 4 year olds from the beginning of the Summer term.  Once we have received completed forms, the Manager will enter the details on a secure database through Herefordshire Council.  This information will remain confidential and will not affect parent's benefits in any way.  Should children be eligible, we will begin to receive funding every term for the duration of that child's time with us.  



Early years providers will have to use this extra funding to improve the quality of education for disadvantaged children.  Ofsted inspections will report on whether providers spend their EYPP funding effectively.


As a parent committee run provision and registered charity, we welcome the opportunity to claim any extra funding in order to improve the experiences of children in our care.  We are sure that parents will also welcome any extra money which is available to us in order to support their child and therefore appreciate their cooperation in completing the necessary paperwork.