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2. Early Years

The Ofsted Early Years Annual Report 2015 stated that “While it is encouraging that outcomes for children from disadvantaged backgrounds are rising in line with their peers, there is no sign of the gap narrowing in any substantial way. Early education can make a fundamental difference to life chances, but only if the child receives high quality early education at a young enough age".

We support children, carers and other professionals in ensuring access to high quality Early Years provision which is vital to improving the educational progress of children in care. 2 year old Early Years Education funding is available for all children in care. This allows up to 15 hours of funded pre school provision.

Applications for 2 year old Early Years funding can be made on line here 

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) Funding

We distribute this funding to pre school/nursery settings. Working together, we consider how this funding can best be used to support each child in care and enable them to achieve their educational/developmental targets.

Further details on Early Years Pupil Premium Funding

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Last updated: 17 August 2017

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