Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)
Early Years Pupil Premium at Everton Nursey School and Family Centre
From April 2015, Everton Nursery School and Family Centre have been able to claim additional funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) with the aim to support and enrich children's development, learning and care. The EYPP has provided all eligible Nursery School children with extra funding to enable Everton Nursery School and Family Centre to diminish the educational difference.
The EYPP provides an extra 53 pence per hour for all eligible three and four year old children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or who were formally in local authority care but who have left care because they were adopted or were subject to a special guardianship or child arrangement order.
The aim is that Everton Nursery School and Family Centre will receive £302 a year (approx £111.30 over two terms and £79.40 for the final term if the child is still at the school) through the Local Authority for each child accessing their full 570 hours funded entitlement to early education.
Due to Local Authority systems for communicating eligibility we as a Nursery School (compared to a Primary School) are often unable to access clear information regarding some of the children eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) until after the children have moved onto their next setting. This creates additional financial implications for Everton Nursery School and Family Centre who develop a system for eligibility from the Autumn Term using Free Schools Meals data. Using this data provides a beginning financial plan to meet the needs of the children identified. Otherwise we are always working a term, sometimes two terms behind using the LA EYPP eligibility calculation.
Early Years Pupil Premium allocations for Everton Nursery School and Family Centre:
Spring 19 = £3357.48, Summer 19 = £3100.50, Autumn 19 = £4897.20 TOTAL=£11355.18
The main barriers to learning faced by children who are eligible for EYPP at Everton Nursery School and Family Centre are speech, language and communication difficulties plus self-confidence and self-esteem. These barriers have been identified by the Nursery School Leaders through the completion of on-entry baseline assessments. This strategy for addressing the main barriers continues as in previous years as we consider as a Nursery School that these are making the biggest impact for identified children in support of their ‘school readiness’.
The first intervention programme we use through EYPP funding is WellComm. The impact of the WellComm intervention programme at Everton Nursery School and Family Centre indicates that the programme is supporting positive outcomes for children with identified speech and language difficulties. As a Nursery School we commission a speech and language therapist to work one-to-one and in small group speech therapy sessions with all eligible EYPP children who have an identified speech, language and communication need. The impact of this work is measured through the use of the WellComm speech and language assessment tool with summary reports that document progress made and next steps being provided to both the school SENDCO and the child’s parents/carers.
Our other EYPP intervention programmes include linking with our In Harmony musicians, woodwork, yoga and providing additional educational visits to support self-esteem and self-confidence:
The Liverpool Philharmonic musicians work with small groups of EYPP eligible children as part of the wider ‘In Harmony’ programme that Everton Nursery School and Family Centre engaged in.
A carpenter and Yoga Teacher from ACF Design works with identified EYPP children on a one-to-one basis in woodwork and small groups in yoga with the aim to develop children’s communication and language and their self-confidence and esteem through woodwork and yoga.
Nursery School staff use the school minibus for educational visits to further extend the EYPP children’s language, natural curiosity and knowledge about their local environment through visits to the local park, museums and the library.
Please see below for the school’s Early Years Pupil Premium strategy for 2018 – 2020.