Early Years Pupil Premium Funding

Early Years Pupil Premium

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding that a school or childcare provider can claim, it is allocated to improve a three or four year old child’s learning and development. It is designed to help and support specific groups of children. The funding is allocated for children who meet certain criteria the term after their 3rd birthday.

At Castle Vale Nursery School and Children’s Centre we are committed to promoting the progress of all children. Our aim is to ensure that every child is included and supported whatever their background.

Schools and childcare providers decide how the Early Years Pupil Premium is spent. They are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual children. This could include, additional training for the staff on early language, investing in partnership working with our colleagues, projects that can accelerate children’s learning. Schools and childcare providers are however, accountable for how effective they use the additional funds.

Children receive £302 per academic year.
Forest school tools

We would encourage any parent/carers to find out if their child is eligible, so we can claim this additional funding, to improve a three or four year old child’s learning and development. This extra money could make a significant difference to us. If you have any questions please contact the nursery school office.

Eligibility

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding that a school or child-care provider can claim.
Children are eligible if they attend a school or childcare provision registered with Birmingham City Council and parents are claiming one or more benefits from the list below:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of state Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of no more that £16,190)
  • Working Tax run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for working tax credit
  • Universal Credit

In addition a child is eligible under the additional criteria below:

  • Looked after by the local authority for at least one day
  • Have been adopted from care
  • Have left care through special guardianship
  • Are subject to a child arrangement order (what used to be known as a residence order)

For more information on Early Years Pupil Premium or to check to see if your child is eligible to claim for Pupil Premium, please visit:

http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/eypp

Forest school challengesHow we used our Early Years Pupil Premium Academic Year 2018/19

We received £4,961 in Summer 2018 for 48 children. We received £4,237 in Autumn 2018 for 41 children. We received £4,675 in Spring 2019 for 49 children.

We use the funding to provide Forest School Sessions so every child can receive Forest School every week. We use the Community Environmental Trust (based on Castle Vale) to support our Forest School Provision. http://environmentaltrust.org.uk/

We know that Forest School has many benefits for children. See the Forest School section of the website. Forest School improved the outcomes for our Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) children in Making Relationships, Self-confidence and Self-awareness, Understanding and Speaking.

What we have done: Area of development it will impact: How we will know it has made a difference
Children being supported to take off shoes and change into waterproofs independently Physical Development –Health and Self Care Assessment Data and amount of steps progress from baseline assessment to Summer assessment. EYPP children making more steps progress.Evidence from Tapestry
Children being encouraged to explore our Forest School site independently and learning about the boundaries.·                Scavenger hunts and Treasure Hunts where children find and explore our different areas (climbing tree, rope ladder, pallet ladder, tyre swing, mud pit, gardening)·                Learning how to climb a tree and ladder pallet safely. Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Self Confidence and Self Awareness, Managing Feelings and BehaviourPhysical Development-Moving and Handling. Children are happy to explore Forest School and make independent choices without support of adult. Assessment Data and amount of steps progress from baseline assessment to Summer Assessment. EYPP children making more steps progress Evidence from Tapestry
Giving children ideas of how to select natural resources for a purpose and modelling language to describe these experiences. Using conkers to roll down tubes. Using logs and tyres to create an obstacle course. Using sticks to create magic wands. Using pine cones to make decorations Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Self Confidence and Self Awareness,Physical Development – Moving and Handling Evidence from Tapestry Assessment Data and amount of steps progress from baseline assessment to Summer Assessment EYPP children making more steps progress
Encouraging children to have empathy and consider others feelings: Finding puppet woodland animals who need a home and caring for. Taking it in turns to share resources (such as the tyre swing and climbing the tree). Personal and Social Development: Managing feelings and Behaviour Evidence from Tapestry Assessment Data and amount of steps progress from baseline assessment to Summer Assessment EYPP children making more steps progress
Playing Games to encourage children to play with each other 1, 2, 3 where are youHow many nuts Squirrel‘Isn’t it funny how a bear likes honey’ Personal, Social and Emotional Development: Making Relationships Evidence from Tapestry Assessment Data and amount of steps progress from baseline assessment to Summer Assessment EYPP children making more steps progress
Learn how to manage risk:Introduction to a small fire. Toast a marshmallow and approach fire safely Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Self Confidence and Self Awareness,Physical Development: Moving and Handling and Heath and Self Care. Evidence from Tapestry Assessment Data and amount of steps progress from baseline assessment to Summer Assessment EYPP children making more steps progress
Learning about the Environment

Taking ownership of looking after environment

Learning about Trees

Learning about minibeasts

Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Self Confidence and Self Awareness, Communication and Language Evidence from Tapestry Assessment Data and amount of steps progress from baseline assessment to Summer Assessment EYPP children making more steps progress
Developing physical skills

Climbing trees

Balancing on an obstacle course/ creating own obstacle course

Fine motor skills – creating dream catchers with willow and ribbon/wool

Introducing mark making skills when making observations about the natural environment.

Physical Development Evidence from Tapestry Assessment Data and amount of steps progress from baseline assessment to Spring One Assessment EYPP children making more steps progress

 

Please read this report to see how our interventions help narrow the achievement gap for our EYPP children: EYPP-Report-Spring 2019