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Government confirms nurseries can choose how they spend Early Years Pupil Premium

After holding a consultation, the Government has confirmed that nurseries, childminders and schools will be able to choose how they spend the Early Years Pupil Premium.

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is designed to help the most disadvantaged three and four-year-olds, with nurseries, childminders and schools given up to £300 for every three and four-year-old from a low income family that attend their setting.

The Early Years Pupil Premium, totalling £50m, is designed to narrow the attainment gap between young children from low income families and their peers, setting them on a path to a more successful future.

When he originally launched the idea of the EYPP, Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg said: “Every child deserves the chance to fulfil their potential, and this extra funding is a boost to help our youngest children get on in life and succeed.

“Boys and girls from poorer families have often already fallen 19 months behind their better off classmates by the time they hang up their coat on the first day of school. Increasing their chances of success has got to be a top priority.”

Early years settings will have the freedom to decide how to use the EYPP to help three and four-year-olds learn and develop, for example hiring more qualified staff or specialists in activities like speech and language to give an extra focus on basic skills.

The early years pupil premium will be available to children in England from April 2015.

The Department for Education has asked the charity 4Children to launch a call for evidence on the Early Years Pupil Premium in November 2014 - asking providers to identify and share good practice around meeting the needs of disadvantaged children. You can send in your submissions to Eypp@foundationyears.org.uk

November 2014