CHILDCARE SUPPORT

Would you love to attend college to retrain, or to study to enable you to change your career, or to get the qualifications you didn’t get at school?

Don’t let the worry about Childcare funding hold you back. If you qualify for the Student Bursary Fund we have funding available to cover 100% of your childcare costs whilst you study. Your childcare provider must be registered with Ofsted.

If you would like to know more, please email bursary@nwslc.ac.uk.

You must be aged 20 years and over on 31st August 2019. Childcare funding is only paid for the days and hours that you actually attend your college course or placement. Some two-year-olds and all three and four-year-olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early education for 38 weeks of the year.

The Early Learning Grant Funding for eligible children must be used for timetabled hours before we grant any further funding.

Students aged under 20 can claim childcare funding through the ‘Care to Learn’ scheme, it is only paid for the days and hours that you actually attend your college course or placement.

Care to Learn is for you if you are:

  • Under 20 when you started learning
  • The main carer for your child/children
  • Enrolled on a full or part-time course
  • Living in England
  • Using an Ofsted registered childcare provider

Care to Learn will not affect your family benefits, nor do you have to be in receipt of benefits yourself. For more information go to www.direct.gov.uk/caretolearn.

If you need any help completing your online application, please call at your nearest College Campus.