From April 2015 Nursery Schools are able to claim extra government funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children's development, learning and care. The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) provides funding for three and four year old children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or who were formerly in local authority care but who left care because they were adopted or were subject to a special guardianship or child arrangements order.
The extra funding will be used to improve the quality of the early year’s education that we provide for your child. This might include for example, additional training for our staff on early language, investing in partnership working with colleagues in the area to further our expertise or supporting our staff in working on specialised areas such as speech and language.
It is well documented that high quality early education can influence how well a child does at both primary and secondary school so we do want to make the most of this additional funding. You may be aware if you have older children that a pupil premium has been available for school age children for some time and it has proved to have given a real boost to the children receiving the funding. We want to do the same for our early years children entitled to this funding.
Therefore we kindly ask all parents and guardians to agree when your child starts Ribblesdale Nursery school to allow us to claim the additional Early Years Pupil Premium for your child when they are three and four.
At Ribblesdale Nursery School we have high aspirations for all our children and strive to create a learning environment that meets the needs of all our children in order for them to meet their potential. A good early education is the foundation for later success. Early identification of any learning barriers is of paramount importance. Having a clear picture of every child’s starting point and progress enables us to provide targeted, personalised learning to meet every child’s needs in partnership with families and if needed partnership with other agencies.
We aim to ensure progress is sustained and rapid to reduce the attainment gap. We recognise that not all children who are socially disadvantaged are in receipt of EYPP funding and therefore ensure any child who needs additional intervention receives support to overcome any barriers to learning.