Information for parents and carers
Does your child go to a childcare provider like a nursery, pre-school or childminder? Are they 3 or 4 years old and receiving Funded early education and childcare?
If so, your childcare provider may be able to get extra funding so they can do even more to support your child. This may be through specialist training for their staff or new experiences for the children.
The funding is called Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) and is paid directly to childcare providers.
Who is eligible?
Your child may be eligible if you receive any of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (gov.uk) (provided family is not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on (the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit).
- Universal Credit and have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400 (before benefits)
Funding may also be available if your child falls into one of the following groups:
- Is looked after by the local authority.
- Adopted from care
- Has left care through a special guardianship arrangement
- Has left care and is subject to a child arrangement order
How much money will my childcare provider receive?
Early Years providers could receive up to £353.40 a year for every child who is eligible for EYPP. This funding from the government goes directly to your childcare provider.
How do I apply
The EYPP application form can now be found on page 3 of the funded early education declaration form (MS Word). You will be asked to sign this form each funded period in order to access your funded entitlement with your early years provider.
All you need to do is fill in this page of the form and your early years provider will then send the form to the Funded Early Education Team who will check to see if your child meets the criteria and send out any additional funding.
Any information you share will be completely confidential and this will not affect any benefits you receive.
Although the application has now been combined with the declaration form, you can still download a separate EYPP registration form from the bottom of this page or ask your childcare provider for a copy.
My childcare provider isn't aware of EYPP
Childcare providers can visit the EYPP information for childcare professionals web page to find out more about how they can benefit from the scheme.
If you have any further questions, please contact the Early Years Commissioning Team at EYcommissioningteam@surreycc.gov.uk.
Files available to download
Early Years Pupil Premium EYPP Registration Form (PDF)
This is the registration form parents and carers should fill in if they are eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium