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Early Years Pupil Premium : APPLY HERE !

April 2015

 What is the Early Years Pupil Premium?

The Early Years Pupil Premium grant is provided by the government for each eligible child and this money is used to fund valuable support in schools and childcare providers to enrich your child's education. The premium is paid direct to the provider

How will it help your child?  It will help your child to:

Benefit from extra resources and equipment suited to their needs

Enjoy a range of new play, learning and activity experiences

Be prepared for starting school

Even if you don’t want your child to receive a free school meal, we'd ask you to complete the application form so that your child’s school or childcare provider receives as much funding as possible.

The criteria for both Free School Meals and Early Years Pupil Premium is the same... Do you qualify ?

If you recieve one of the following benefits please apply:

Income Support

Income Based Job Seekers Allowance

Income Related Employment and Support Allowance

Child Tax Credit (providing you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

Working Tax Credit Run on, paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

Or if you child:

Has been looked after by the local authority in care for at least one day

Has been adopted from care

Has left care through special guardianship

Is subject to a child arrangement order

You can access the Free School Meals and Early Years Pupil Premium online application form here

If you need more information ring Families Information Service on 0800 0345 340 or email infoFIS@barnsley.gov.uk