Funding information for childcare providers
Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)
The premium gives you extra funding to support eligible 3 and 4 year olds, if you deliver funded early education places.
Children and eligible for this funding if they me at least one of the criteria:
- the family receives one of the qualifying benefits
- they've been in local authority care for one day or more
- they've been adopted from care in England or Wales
- they've left care under a special guardianship order or residence order in England and Wales.
Four year olds in primary school reception classes who already receive the school-age pupil premium are not eligible for EYPP funding.
Children will be eligible from the term after their third birthday, in line with the universal entitlement to funded early education and childcare for three and four year olds (which they should be taking up).
Funding is paid at a national rate of 60p per hour. For example, a child attending their full 15 hours funded place would get £342 EYPP per year.
Telling parents about EYPP funding
How to spend the funding
It's important that you can demonstrate the EYPP funding is making a difference. This is also something Ofsted will ask you about during inspections.
Some ideas and suggestions to help you plan the most effective use of EYPP funding:
Provider funding complaints and appeals procedure
This complaint or appeals procedure is designed to support those providers who are delivering the Funded Early Education Entitlement.
The procedure relates to issues concerning the Local Authority’s (LA) administration or withdrawal of the Funded Early Education Entitlement.
Providers who are not satisfied with the way in which the funding has been administered have a right to express their concern in writing to: Head of Service for Learning and Skills, Rutland County Council, Catmose House, Catmos Street, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6HP.
Upon receipt of your complaint or appeal we will:
- allocate an investigating officer and send an acknowledgement of the complaint or appeal received within 72 hours or three working days
- aim to resolve your complaint or appeal within 10 working days, providing a full account of our findings and any actions resulting from the investigation
- inform and update providers where this timescale cannot be met
We will consider complaints or appeals in line with the statutory and local guidance and the terms and conditions identified in the Provider Agreement. If following the outcome of the investigation providers have continued concerns these must be raised through our compliments, comments and complaints procedure.