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EYPP consultation response

PACEY has responded to the Government’s consultation on the new Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) funding, calling for more support for the full range of childcare providers.

The EYPP will be £300 per child per year, given to providers who already offer free early education places for each eligible 3 and 4 year old in their setting from April 2015. According to the Government’s proposals, children from low-income families or those who are or have recently been in care will be eligible.

Although PACEY welcomes the additional funding and believes it can make a difference to disadvantaged children, we have called for the amount of the EYPP to be increased, and for the Government to work with us more closely so that the EYPP and childcare funding works and is worthwhile for the full range of childcare providers.

Please follow this link for our full response to the consultation.