Early Years Pupil Premium Funding for Ethelred Nursery School and Children’s Centre

Early Years Pupil Premium Funding is additional funding from the Department for Education (DfE) for Early Years settings to help them further improve the educational outcomes for disadvantaged 3 and 4 year olds.

The amount devolved for 2015/2016 was:  £9,163.70

The following report details how our allocation of £9,163.70 was spent for the year from 1/04/15 to 31/03/16.




Expected impact

Speaking and Listening intervention groups


To support children whose on-entry communication and language scores are below age-related expectations

A higher proportion of children attain age- related expectations in communication and language than indicated by baseline data.

Music therapy sessions for targeted children who have learning and development needs


To engage parents to develop further strategies to support their children at home through an enjoyable and accessible medium which is proven to have benefits

Observed improved parental engagement. Child’s ability to lead, direct and sustain their own learning improved

Weekly Creative Arts activities delivered by a community artist to provide enrichment activities


To support children’s overall development by providing a variety of activities that promote interest, motivation and sustained engagement. Development of social skills

Observations demonstrating that children have positive attitudes to learning, concentrate well and have high levels of interest and engagement

Additional resources to support the needs of lower attaining children with communication needs


To provide a wider range of experiences to promote interest, engagement and curiosity

Speaking and listening skills developed, along with understanding of the world.

Weekly music activities delivered by a music teacher, to support early literacy and mathematical development.


For children to develop a wide repertoire of songs and rhymes, and to enhance early reading and mathematical skills through this medium

Improved outcomes for literacy and mathematics, based on the previous year’s data