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Early Years Educational Support

Pre school funding

2 year olds in England who’ve been adopted are entitled to 570 hours of free childcare. This is usually taken as 15 hours each week during term time, 38 weeks of the year. You can start claiming the school term after your child turns two.

From the age of 3 until starting school, all children are entitled to free childcare at the level described above. Recent changes also mean that some children in this age group can access 30 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year.

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Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

From the age of three until starting school, children who have been adopted are entitled to Early Years Pupil Premium. It’s a good idea to self-declare  as early as possible that your child is adopted and you may be required to provide some supporting evidence of this.

EYPP totals £302 per year per child, pro-rata for children who access less than the full free early years entitlement. It is paid directly to the education provider, who can choose how they use the money to improve the quality of their provision.

The provider has to be able to evidence how this funding is benefiting your child. If you do not know how this is being used or you feel that something different may be of value to your children, it is important to communicate with the provider.

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Early Years Pupil Premium

The government have published the EYPP guide for local authorities with full details on funding and how it is distributed.