Supporting you and your family.

Student Support


The College student advice and guidance team can provide help for parents. This includes information about funding for external childcare provision, help to find a suitable childcare place, guidance on finance issues and childcare entitlements, and whether you may be eligible for some funding towards childcare costs.

Care to Learn – Under 20s

If you are under 20, you may be entitled to up to £160 funding (per child per week) for childcare through the "Care to Learn" scheme. For further information visit

Childcare Fund – Over 20s

The College Discretionary Learner Support Fund can help students with low incomes towards the cost of Ofsted registered childcare; however, funding is limited. Please apply early (e.g. when you submit your application to College – please do not wait until enrolment). Please ask for more information on applying at your Campus Customer Information Point.

To contact a College Adviser, you can call into any campus Customer Information Point


Click here to download the 20+ Bursary and Advanced Learning Loan Childcare Funding Application