From April 2015 Nursery Schools were able to claim extra government funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children's development , learning and care. The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) provides funding for three and four year old children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or who were formerly in local authority care but who left care because they were adopted or were subject to a special guardianship or child arrangements order.
The extra funding is used to improve the quality of the early years education that we provide for your child. This might include for example, additional training for our staff on early language, investing in partnership working with colleagues in the area to further our expertise or supporting our staff in working on specialised areas such as speech and language.
It is well documented that high quality early education can influence how well a child does at both primary and secondary school so we do want to make the most of this additional funding. You may be aware if you have older children that a pupil premium has been available for school age children for some time and it has proved to have given a real boost to the children receiving the funding. We want to do the same for our early years children entitled to this funding.
Therefore we kindly ask all parents and guardians to agree when your child starts Fairfield Nursery school to allow us to claim the additional Early Years Pupil Premium for your child when they are three and four.
Early Years Pupil Premium Funding Allocation
Our full year funding allocation for the 2017/18 academic year was £6304.35
This funding was used to pay for release time for Teachers to undertake Subject Leadership work in key subject areas including:- Prime Areas (Personal, Social & Emotional Development, Communication & Language, Physical Development); Literacy; Maths and Understanding the World. This results in improvement/progress by EYPP children in these subject areas. Some funding has also supported Teaching Assistant hours to work on a one-to-one basis with specific EYPP children.