The Early Years Pupil Premium provides nurseries, pre-schools and childminders with extra funding to support children in achieving the best early years outcomes.
If your child is 3 or 4 years old and receiving universal free early years education then we may be able to claim an additional £302 per year, depending on the number of hours they attend nursery.
How we have used Early Years Pupil Premium to help children at Riverside during 2017 – 2018
We use the funding we receive from Early Years Pupil Premium to subsidise a range of activities at Riverside. The intervention includes Universal – supporting the whole group, Targeted – supporting specific groups of children and Individual – targeting one-to-one specific needs.
|How do we improve outcomes for children?||What experiences do we offer children?||Impact for children in receipt of EYPP|
|Supporting children’s speech and language||Targeted Support - Staff received training to deliver the I CAN Talk programme.||For all children that participated significant progress was recorded in the areas of; Attention & Listening, Understanding words and sentences, Speaking and Personal, social & emotional skills.|
|Supporting children’s physical development||Universal Support - The Saints Foundation deliver Saints Tots sessions on occasional Tuesdays||Children in receipt of EYPP made 2 and 3 points progress in the areas of Moving and Handling|
|Supporting children’s creative and musical development||Universal Support - Growing Musicians deliver a half hour music session on Mondays that cover many aspect in the area of Expressive Arts & Design.||Children have improved in their ability to listen, join in and contribute to the sessions. Children in receipt of EYPP have made 1 and 2 points progress over the year.|
|Supporting children’s learning about their environment||Universal Support - We have invested in training a Forest School Leader so we can offer our children outdoor experiences based on the Forest School Ethos.|
We also take children to visit Winnall Moors for Wildlife Tots sessions run by the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.
|Forest school and Wildlife Tots offer a holistic approach to learning and as well as learning about the environment, sessions have supported children to make relationships, build self-confidence and manage their feelings and behaviour. We have seen 2 and 3 point progress in these areas of learning.|
|Supporting families to attend the summer outing||Individual Support - We ensure that all families can be included in outings by using Early Years Pupil Premium to fund free places.||Families have been included in summer outings which builds relationships between staff and families and between families within our community.|
|Supporting links between nursery and home||Universal Support - We have created a number of story sacks that include activities that children and parents can do together at home.||Families have shared story sacks with their pre-school children and other children in their families. We have evidence of family involvement in the activities through Tapestry observations posted by parents.|
Applying for the Early Years Pupil Premium
- You will be asked to complete a confidential declaration form as part of your application for Universal free early years education when your child is 3 years old and again when they are 4 years old.
- You can inform us of any change in your circumstances at any time and ask us to check EYPP eligibility during your child’s attendance year.
- The funding follows the child, so should you move childcare provider, the funding will follow your child.
- When your child starts school, your school may also ask you to share information relating to EYPP so they can claim Pupil Premium.