Early years settings can claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care. The Early Years Pupil Premium provides an extra 53p an hour per child for eligible three and four year old children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or who have been in care or adopted from care.

This means an extra £302.10 a year for each child taking up the full 570 hours of Early Years Entitlement.