Get extra funding for your early years provider

If your child is in early years education, your early years provider could be eligible for extra funding to help support your child.

Early years pupil premium

Your child’s early years education provider might be able to get up to £302 per year to help with your child’s education. This will be paid directly to your provider.

Who can apply

You can apply for early years pupil premium if your child is aged 3 or 4 and you get 15 hours free childcare.

You must also get at least one of the following:

You may also get early years pupil premium if your child is currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales or if your child has left care in England or Wales through:

  • adoption
  • special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order

How to apply

To apply for early years pupil premium speak to your childcare provider or local council.

Disability access fund

Your child’s early years provider could get £615 per year to help with their education and support.

It’s paid direct to your early years provider.

You can apply to get disability access funding if your child is aged 3 or 4 and you’re receiving both:

To apply for disability access funding speak to your childcare provider or local council.