Early Years Pupil Premium

Eligibility criteria

Children will be eligible if:

  • they are 3 or 4 years old and receiving government-funded Free Entitlement in any OFSTED registered childcare provider and their parents are in receipt of one or more of the benefits used to access eligibility for free school meals
  • parents receive Universal Credit
  • parents receive Income Support
  • parents receive Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • parents receive Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • parents receive support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • parents receive the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • parents receive Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • parents receive Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credits

or if they have been:

  • looked after by the local authority for at least one day
  • have been adopted from care in the local authority
  • have left care through special guardianship; and subject to a child arrangement order setting out with whom the child is to live (formerly known as residence orders) in Central Bedfordshire
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