From April 2015, pre-schools, nurseries, schools and childminders will be able to claim extra funding through the early years pupil premium to support children’s development and learning.
We wanted to write to you to explain what the early years pupil premium is, who is eligible, what it can offer your child, and how you can apply for this additional funding.
The early years pupil premium can provide an extra £302 a year for three and four year old children who have been in care or adopted from care or whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits.
We can use the extra funding in any way we choose to improve the quality of the early years experience that we provide for your child. This could include providing specialist speech and language support or purchasing specialist resources to meet the needs of the child. We will keep you fully informed as to how this money is being spent to benefit your child.
We know that a high quality early education can influence how well a child does at both primary and secondary school so we are very keen to access this funding where we can.
Therefore we ask that all parents complete the registration form. This will allow us to claim the additional early years pupil premium for eligible children. You can either complete the attached copy of the form or you can complete the form online at www.hertsdirect.org/eypp. If you would prefer you can also complete the form online in school where a member of our admin team will be happy to support you successfully through the process.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Pupil Premium Leader