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Care to Learn, Learner Support & Childcare Grant

Care to Learn - This can help with childcare costs while you’re studying if you’re under 20 at the start of your course.

It’s only available for publically funded courses in England.

This can include courses in:

  • schools
  • 6th forms in schools
  • 6th form colleges

To find out more please visit the .gov.uk webiste using the following link. https://www.gov.uk/care-to-learn

 

Discretionary Learner Award - If you’re aged 19 or over, on a further education course and facing financial hardship, you could get Learner Support.

You apply to your learning provider (eg your college) for Learner Support. How much you receive depends on your circumstances.

The money can help pay for things like:

  • accommodation and travel
  • course materials and equipment
  • childcare - if you qualify

 To find out more please visit .gov.uk webiste using the following link. https://www.gov.uk/learner-support

 

Childcare Grant  - Full-time higher education students with children can apply for a Childcare Grant.

The grant helps with childcare costs for children under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needs.

You must be eligible for student finance to apply for a Childcare Grant.

Any money you get is paid on top of your student finance and you don’t have to pay it back.

To find out more please visit the .gov.uk webiste using the following link. https://www.gov.uk/childcare-grant

 

Who to contact

Website
https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/support-while-you-study

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.

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