What is the Early Years Pupil Premium  (EYPP)?

The EYPP was introduced by the government in April 2015. It is additional funding (roughly £300 per year per eligible child) for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3 and 4 year olds. It is designed to narrow the attainment gap between young children from low-income families and their peers by improving the facilities, equipment and learning experiences to benefit the growth and development of eligible children. More information about the EYPP is available at www.early-education.org.uk/eypp-basics

How can you help?

If you receive one of the benefits listed, we will be able to access this Early Years Pupil Premium for your child. We will need to make a note of your:

National Insurance Number
Date of Birth

We are then able to check your child's eligibility

How will we use the extra money?

The extra funding that we receive from Early Years Pupil Premium will be spent on providing real life learning experiences for our children and their families. We hope to inspire and enthuse everyone – children, families and staff alike and encourage them to talk about their experiences and what they have learnt together. We will record experiences in different ways (photos, videos, drawings, audio) and revisit them with children and their families, encouraging talk and communication and reliving and consolidating the learning that took place.

We hope to take children out of Nursery as often as we can, to local parks, shops, libraries, theatres and further afield to farms, woods, beaches and other exciting places! Forest School forms part of our curriculum and children in receipt of EYPP funding are prioritised. We include parents and carers too and aim to broaden horizons and show families some of the exciting things they can do with young children that will make learning real and memorable as well as lots of fun!

We will also organise lots of real life learning experiences in Nursery! Children and families are central to all that we do and we involve them in all aspects of Nursery life. Children help to prepare the food for their snack, grow fruit, vegetables and flowers in our garden, cook outside on an open fire and make dens. We have a range of visitors; musicians, nocturnal animals, the emergency services, the mobile farm and many more.

We are very lucky to have a resident artist who works with us once a week. She is an expert in drawing, creating, making and imagining and works with children, families and staff, inspiring and encouraging us to discover our own creativity.

Our active curriculum is supported by weekly sessions with a football coach who successfully engages children and staff through games, ball skills and teamwork!

Sharing books and stories is at the centre of our practice. Every term we hold a sharing stories session where children and families come together to hear a story and learn about the simple and beneficial ways books and stories can be shared often at home. All children in receipt of EYPP funding receive a copy of the ‘core story’ alongside a bookmark with suggested questions, vocabulary and explanations that effectively support the sharing of each key text.

The extra money from Early Years Pupil Premium funding enables all of this to happen and for those eligible children have a recognisable impact on their learning, progress and achievement both now and in the future.

How much have we received?

Autumn Term 2023 Summer Term 2023 Spring Term 2023 Autumn Term 2022 Summer Term 2022

35% 34/102

children are eligible

£3, 400

25% 40/161

children are eligible

£4, 000

35% 44/125

children are eligible 

£4, 400


54% 38/70

children are eligible

£3, 800


22% 31/139

children are eligible 

£3, 100


What impact has there been?

Area of Learning

On Entry 22/23

At or Above

On Exit July 23

At or Above


Personal, Social and Emotional Dev


 14/38 children


35/38 children


Communication and Language


16/38 children


33/38 children

Overall Progress

All areas of learning


Good or better overall progress 


32/38 children

The impact of the additional experiences in these key areas of learning can be seen by the increase in numbers of children achieving At or Above Typical for their age on exit from Nursery and by the high percentages of good or better overall progress.

The increased focus on CL in 22/23 led to improvements in this area for the group of learners in receipt of EYPP funding.

Early Years Pupil Premium

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