Abigail is a 19-year-old single parent with no family support and was unsure how to get help. She was initially referred to the Childcare Advice Officer (CAO) through the ESOL department.
Abigail had started her course but due to low attendance was unable to progress. The CAO contacted local childcare providers in the area and successfully secured a place. She had a meeting where childcare funding options and bursary support were discussed. Abigail then completed a Care to Learn funding application which was accepted.
The student started the course and is currently progressing well. Her child has settled into the nursery environment and continues to make good progress.