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Childcare Grant

What is a 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.

Am I eligible?

To qualify for a Childcare Grant the following has to apply:

  • you must be a permanent resident in England
  • the children listed in the grant application must be financially dependent on you
  • your childcare provider must be on the Ofsted Early Years Register or General Childcare Register - check with your provider
  • if your child is cared for at home, the carer can’t be a relative and will need to be registered with an appropriate body - please check with Student Finance England
  • your child must be under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needs

Who to contact

Website
https://www.gov.uk
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