If you are getting free childcare for your 3 or 4-year old, you might be eligible for up to £300 each year to help your child’s development.
This funding is called Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) and is paid directly to childcare providers.
The amount you get depends on how many hours your child spends in a childcare setting. It will not affect any benefits you are getting.
Children develop quickly during their early years and a child's experiences between birth and the age of 5 can have a big impact on their later life.
EYPP can improve early learning experiences and the funding could be used on things like:
Your childcare provider will work with you on how the funding could be used to help your child’s development.
Your childcare provider might be entitled to EYPP if you’re receiving any of these benefits:
You might also be able to get EYPP if your child has:
Your child’s early years provider could get £615 per year to help with their education and support.
It’s paid direct to your early years provider.
You can apply to get disability access funding if your child is aged 3 or 4 and you’re receiving both:
Speak to your childcare provider if you think your child might be eligible for EYPP.
They will ask you to fill in an EYPP voluntary registration form which they will use to claim the funding.
information taken from https://www.essex.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/early-years-pupil-premium