Additional funding: Early Years Pupil Premium

The early years pupil premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for eligible 3 and 4 year olds.

An early years providers/setting is any organisation offering education for children aged under 5 years old, including nurseries and childminders.

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.

Apply for additional funding

Children become eligible for free early education at different points in the year depending on when they turn 3 years old. Details of the dates when children become eligible are available.

Childcare provider eligibility checker