Kintore Way Children's Centre

Early Years Pupil Premium

The Early Years Pupil Premium [EYPP] is additional funding that is allocated to nurseries to support children from low-income families. This includes families of looked- after children, families whose children are eligible for free school meals and children from service families.

The allocation for 2016-17 is £302 per child.

As last year, it will be used to contribute to the salary of Susan Carter who works five days a week across the 3-4 year old setting. Susan supports the children in receipt of the EY Pupil Premium and her work includes:

  • Setting up small group interventions, targeting children in receipt of the EYPP to narrow any gaps between them and their peers.
  • Developing resource provision so that it enhances and reflects children’s interests, building on the setting’s ‘planning in the moment’ approach.
  • Covering Key Workers to enable them to work 1:1 or in small groups with children in their group.

The money will also be used to contribute to trips and outings that enhance the curriculum we offer our children. There are frequent visits to key shops and services in the locality and with the sights and sounds of central London so close by, many opportunities to engage with the wider environment, develop life skills, reinforce British values and foster a strong sense of citizenship. We have also purchased popular culture resources to support children’s current specific interests.

Impact of the Early Years Pupil Premium, 2015-16

During the year 2015-16, the Early Years Pupil Premium contributed to the salary of Susan Carter. Susan implemented a number of projects, targeting children in receipt of the EYPP. These included;

  • ‘The Piglet Project’ at Surrey Docks Farm, enabling children to develop their knowledge and understanding of living things and incorporating literacy and cross curricular learning
  • Visits to famous London landmarks; Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, The Tower of London and the London Eye
  • Attending a local carnival
  • Visiting a neighbouring primary school as part of a project on Queen Elizabeth
  • A trip to the premiere of ‘Minions’
  • A visit to Paradise Park
  • A visit to the local fire station

The benefits of Susan’s interventions are highlighted in the end of year attainment and progress data for pupils in receipt of the EYPP.