- Breakfast Club: £6.00
- Morning Sessions: £18.00
- Lunch Club: £3.00 (if not attending afternoon session)
- Afternoon Sessions: £18.00
- After School Activity Club: £6.00
All children aged 3 and 4 are entitled to up to 15 hours a week of free funded hours of early education (subject to a maximum of 570 hours per year). Children become eligible for a free funded place at the start of the school term following their 3rd birthday and the entitlement lasts up until the term they turn 5 (the term of their 5th birthday).
From April 2015 some 3 and 4 year old children who are taking up part or all of their free early education entitlement will also qualify for additional funding called the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP). This additional funding is to enhance the quality of their early learning to help eligible children do as well as they can in their early years. For this reason the Government is giving EYPP funding to childcare providers (nurseries, schools, and childminders) to support the development, learning and care of the eligible children of up to £300 per year.
Children will be eligible for the EYPP if parents are in receipt of any of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s 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, (provided you are 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
Children will also qualify if they:
- Are currently a local authority “looked-after” child and have been in local authority care for at least 1 day
- Have been adopted from care
- Have left care through special guardianship or a child arrangement order.
Q: How do I claim the funding?
A: You do not claim the funding. If your child is eligible, the nursery or provider your child attends will claim the EYPP funding from the Royal Borough and it is paid directly to them. It must be used by your childcare provider to improve the quality of your child’s early year’s education.
Q: What will I have to sign?
A: The Local Authority will need your consent to check to see if you are eligible. Your early education provider will ask you to sign and complete a simple form to gather the necessary information to run the check including your National Insurance number.
Q: Will this affect my benefits?
A: No, the EYPP will not have any effect on your benefits.
Q: What can the provider use the additional funding for?
How a provider chooses to spend this funding is their decision, but they must be able to demonstrate to Ofsted how they are spending it, and what difference it will make to the eligible child’s development and progress. This funding is not a supplement to fees and cannot be used by the provider to reduce charges for parents who pay for childcare.
Providers can use the EYPP to raise the quality of their early years education offer which they can do in a number of ways. For example the money can help:
- provide a range of new play, learning and activity experiences.
- fund additional activities/sessions eg breakfast club/lunch club to support the eligible child’s development.
- provide additional support for example speech, language and communication.
Providers may also choose to use the funding for the professional development and upskilling of the staff who work directly with the eligible children.
Q: What can I do if I have any questions or need advice about the EYPP?
A: In the first instance please talk to us, your childcare provider.
If you need further help please contact the RBWM Children’s Services Team on 01628 796540 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org