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Response to the Consultation on the Early Years Pupil Premium and Participation Funding for Two Year Olds

The Deputy Prime Minister, and the Minister for Childcare and Education announced the publication of the Government response to the consultation on the early years pupil premium. The response is available at EYPP-consultation response.

Over 90% of respondents to the consultation agreed that children from low income families; children in care; or children adopted from care should be eligible for the Early Years Pupil Premium. It will provide nurseries, schools and other providers of government funded early education with an extra 53p per child per hour for each eligible child. That is an additional £300 per year for each eligible child that takes up the full 570 hours with them.  This extra funding will improve the quality of provision which evidence shows can have a major impact on their school readiness.

The Government are allocating about £1m to implement the Early Years Pupil Premium early in seven local authority areas from January 2015, and it will be rolled out across England from April 2015. The following local authorities will implement the EYPP from January 2015: Blackpool, Bristol, Cambridgeshire, Hackney, Northamptonshire, North Yorkshire and Stoke on Trent.

There was also overwhelming support from respondents for the proposal to disseminate good practice. Therefore the Department of Education has asked 4Children to launch a call for evidence on the Early Years Pupil Premium – to gather together the most innovative ideas on how to use the funding to close the gap between disadvantaged children and their peers.


EYPP – Call for Evidence

4Children have been asked by the Department for Education to launch a call for evidence on the Early Years Pupil Premium, seeking for providers to identify and share good practice around meeting the needs of disadvantaged children. The call for evidence will run throughout November with a deadline of 27th November. Please send in all your submissions to [email protected]


School Direct Early Years – 2015 Recruitment

The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) is launching the tender for School Direct (Early Years) allocation of places to lead organisations for 2015 recruitment. The tender opens at 09:00 on 3 November 2014.

School Direct (Early Years) is a new delivery method for Early Years initial teacher training (ITT) introduced in 2014. The government’s ambition to improve the status and quality of the early education and childcare workforce is set out in More Great Childcare (Jan 2013), and includes the introduction of Early Years Teachers. Early Years Teachers are specialists in early childhood development, trained to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage for children from birth to age 5.

You can find out more about checking your eligibility and submitting a tender here.


E-Learning for Domestic Violence and Abuse

E-Learning modules on domestic violence and abuse are now available on the e-learning for health portal. The 3 e-learning modules each lasting around 45 minutes were developed by the Institute for Health Visiting, funded by Department of Health.

Module One – The evidence base for practice

Module Two – Excellent in practice – Universal and Universal Plus services

Module Three – Excellence in practice – Universal Partnership Plus services

The 3 modules include videos, case studies, links to aid learning and questions to test your knowledge of the subjects and reflect on your learning.

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