Early Years Pupil Premium

From April 2015, children who are currently claiming the Free Entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds could be eligible for additional funding called the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP). The Early Years Pupil Premium is extra funding paid to early years providers to improve outcomes for eligible children. Please see information to download.

To apply online please go to:


Please note the eligibility for this funding is as follows:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of the state Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (but not if your household income is over £16,190 or if you get Working Tax Credit)

Or if your/the child you have parental responsibility for and are applying for:

  • Is Looked After by Cheshire West and Chester (in care such as foster care, placed for adoption)
  • Has been Adopted from care
  • Has left care through Special Guardianship
  • Are subject to a child arrangement/residence order, setting out with whom the child is to live

This additional funding is not available to families with a child with SEND if they do not meet the eligibility criteria above (income and care leavers etc).