You may be eligible for help with the cost of childcare while you are studying.

The childcare fund is available to both Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) (HNC and above) levels to assist students on a low income with their childcare costs when using registered childcare providers.  This money is paid directly to the childcare provider, but a weekly timesheet must be completed both by the provider and the student, and this then submitted to us for payment.

Childcare funds are discretionary and cash limited.  This means that even though you may be eligible to apply, funding is allocated on a first come first served basis and may run out.  Payments may also be withheld if attendance or behaviour is not satisfactory.

You can search here to find childcare providers in your area.