Our Community

The community we serve on Augusta Park and in the surrounding areas of Andover is a growing and increasingly diverse one. Our community reflects the wider picture of our country both in terms of the values it strives to upholds and the real challenges in faces.

We work with all families with the needs and rights of children at the forefront of our interactions. We understand the difficulties facing lots of families and how these can impact on your role as a parent and your family – we aim to be an extra help in times of need in a non-judgemental, advocacy role.

Our advice is to ask us if you need any form of help (and if you look like you might want to ask then we will ask you too!)  If we can, we will or we will find out who else can offer support. This might be in the simple things like having a document translated into your home language or it might be help about children’s sleep patterns; finding support for behaviour difficulties; liaising with external services such as Health Visitors or Social Workers or just acknowledging that being parent can be hard.

What is the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)?

From April 2015, we are able to claim extra government funding for some children through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support your children’s development, learning and care.

As a setting, we are able to decide on how we can use this funding to improve the quality of the early years’ education that we provide for your child. We are not allowed to use it to pay for additional hours or to pay staff for additional general hours. We are not entitled to claim the funding for all three and four-year-old children; it is targeted at those families who have an income under £16,190 per year and who receive certain benefits. It is also available for those children who are, or have been, in local-authority care; or have been adopted from care. If you have, or currently do, receive targeted 2-year old funding and your circumstances haven’t changed, then it is likely that your child will be eligible for this funding too.

Please click on the link below to access our latest document that has been put together to show how we have used EYPP in the setting, along with the impact of this funding.