The Early Years Pupil Premium is additional funding for Early Years settings to improve the education provided for disadvantaged 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds.
It is the responsibility of each setting to identify children and families that are eligible for the funding and support them to apply for it.
If a child is eligible the setting will receive £300 to support them. This equates to 53p an hour or £25 per month. This money is spent on free and extra trips to Forest Experience, fresh fruit for snack time and for children who stay all day, free school meals. It is also used for 1:1 and group intervention support sessions where necessary, extra support for children on Action Plans and targeted materials and resource spending.