For students under the age of 20
If you are aged under 20 at the beginning of your course and are caring for your own child you may be entitled to £175.00 maximum per week, per child through Care to Learn. For further details go to www.direct.gov.uk/caretolearn, call the helpline on 0800 121 8989 or speak to our Student Advice Team.
For students aged 20+
The discretionary Learner Support Fund can help towards the cost of childcare for a limited number of eligible students using registered childcare. Payments are made directly to the provider, subject to weekly attendance monitoring and positive tutor references.
Please ensure that you contact our Student Advice Team to put your name on the waiting list as childcare funding is extremely limited. We ask you to contact us well in advance of your proposed enrolment date, as this will increase your chances of getting access to assistance with childcare costs.
More advice about childcare and other support for adult learners is available at www.direct.gov.uk or call the Learner Support Helpline on 0800 121 8989.
Student Advice Team contact details:
Paddington Green Campus
Queen's Park Campus