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Pupil Premium Statement 2023/24

The Early Years Pupil Premium is additional funding for Early Years settings to enhance the education offered for eligible 3 and 4 year olds.

If your child is eligible the setting will receive up to £342 to enhance the support they are offered with their nursery class place.

Families are eligible for pupil premium if:

  • They are receiving Income Support

  • They are receiving income based Jobseekers Allowance and /or Employment and Support allowance

  • If they are supported through the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • If they receive State pension Credit

  • They receive Child Tax credits

  • They receive Universal Credit

  • They are a Child Looked After by the state or has left care.

Please complete and return the EYR1 form to the nursery office.

The Pupil Premium budget for 2023/24 at Little Hayes Nursery School is approximately £5,100

Nursery schools do not receive any funding to provide free school meals for children who would be eligible for this when they are primary school age.

From our pupil developmental assessment data, local and national educational priorities we have identified the following areas as priorities for enhanced support to successfully engage in early education for children who are eligible for Pupil Premium.

  • Personal, Social and Emotional development
    Through adult modelling and guidance, they will learn how to look after their bodies, including healthy eating, and manage personal needs independently.

  • Communication and Language
    Through conversation, story telling and role play, where children share their ideas with support and modelling from their teacher, and sensitive questioning that invites them to elaborate, children become comfortable using a rich range of vocabulary and language structures.

  • Physical
    Fine motor control and precision helps with hand eye coordination, which is later linked to early literacy. Repeated and varied opportunities to explore and play with small world activities, puzzles, arts and crafts and practice using tools, with feedback and support from adults, allow children to develop proficiency, control and confidence. (Early Years Educational Programmes 2021)

Strategies to implement enhancements


Engagement with Tales Toolkit story telling project

  • Staff CPD time and resources                                                                 

  • Enhanced ratio for small group story                                                   

Engagement with Children's Kitchen project including parent and child session

  • Staff time to facilitate participation and resources                          

  • Enhanced ratio for small group sessions                                              

Purchasing of Food club membership for those who would be eligible for free school meals by primary school criteria                                                                                            

  • Membership cost

  • Staff time cost to support engagement

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