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Early Years Premium (EYPP) for practitioners

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) gives providers additional funding to support disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-old pupils who meet the eligibility criteria.

Hourly rate

The current rates can be accessed on the following page: Kensington and Chelsea EY funding rates.


Three and four-year olds will be eligible for EYPP if the child receives the universal 15 hours entitlement and recieve one of the following:

• Income Support

• income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

• income-related Employment and Support Allowance

• support under part six 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, which is paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

• Universal Credit - your household income must be less than £7,400 a year after tax not including any benefits you get

A child may also be eligible if they are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales or if the child has left care in England or Wales through:

  • adoption
  • special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order

If a child qualifies for EYPP under more than one set of criteria they will only attract the funding once.

Note: Children claiming the 30 hours offer are not eligible. 

 Identifying eligible children

Early years providers are ultimately responsible for identifying eligible children, so that local authorities can provide the appropriate funding. Providers should be encouraged to speak to parents to find out who is eligible for EYPP funding, especially to the parents of children who took up the early education entitlement for two-year olds as many of these children will attract EYPP when they turn three.


Last Updated 10/08/2023

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