1. Overview

2013 to 2014

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

  • up to £148.75 a week for 1 child
  • up to £255 a week for 2 or more children

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.

2014 to 2015

In 2014 to 2015 you can apply for:

  • up to £150.23 a week for 1 child
  • up to £257.55 a week for 2 or more children

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