Pre-school Pupil Premium Eligibility Criteria
- Eligibility Criteria
Children must be accessing the Early Years Funding Entitlement Funding for 3 & 4 Year Olds in order to attract Early Years Pupil Premium funding. Early Years Pupil Premium funding is only available on the universal funding for three- and four-year-olds (up to 15 hours per week) and not for any hours claimed as the extended entitlement (up to 30 hours per week). A child does not have to take up the full 570 hours of early education they are entitled to in order to get the Early Years Pupil Premium.
Four-year-olds in reception classes who receive the school-age pupil premium are not eligible for the Early Years Pupil Premium funding.
Children may be eligible if parents have an income under £16,190 and are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided they’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods).
- the child is currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales
- the child has left care in England or Wales through
- an adoption
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangement order
- HMRC Customer Interaction Centre:
- If you feel you 30 hour code was delayed by HMRC please call them directly on 0300 123 4097
- Assisted Two year old funding applications:
- If you have difficulty completing the form please call HMRC directly on 03451551013