What you'll get

You can get up to:

  • £160 per child per week if you live outside London
  • £175 per child per week if you live in London

What it covers

Care to Learn can help with the cost of:

  • your childcare, including deposit and registration fees
  • a childcare taster session for up to 5 days
  • keeping your childcare place over the summer holidays
  • taking your child to their childcare provider


Childcare payments go directly to your childcare provider.

Before they can be paid:

  • your childcare provider needs to confirm your child’s attendance
  • your school or college needs to confirm that you’re attending your course

Travel payments go direct to your school or college - they’ll either pay you or arrange travel for you.

When payments stop

Payments end when:

  • you stop attending your course
  • you reach the end of your course
  • your child stops attending childcare