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Study of Early Education and Development: Experiences of the Early Years Pupil Premium

Research report

This report presents findings of a qualitative study exploring providers’ experiences of the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP), undertaken as part of the Study of Early Education and Development (SEED).

The aim of the study was to build in-depth understanding of how EYPP funding is used and its perceived impact on disadvantaged children. The report includes exploration of how settings identified eligible children, how funds were targeted and spending decisions made, as well as provider views on whether EYPP funding had an impact on children’s outcomes.