Eligible three and four year olds in state-funded early education will attract Early Years Pupil Premium funding. The additional entitlement is available for children whose parents or carers meet certain economic criteria and some children with circumstances warranting specific support.

Your chosen early education/childcare provider will receive the additional funding alongside your child’s universal entitlement funding for a free educational place once your child is eligible to access their place the term after their third birthday.

You will need to make a new application for each child but your information will be remembered to help you to complete multiple applications quickly.

You may apply for eligibility on behalf of a parent/carer if you have permission to do so and their details.

New application

Use this button if you are making a new claim for Early Years Pupil Premium.

Previous application

Use this button if you have a reference number and wish to continue with this (check eligibility status, un-apply, re-apply). You will need your application reference and your date of birth.

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