Care to Learn is intended to help enable young parents under the age of 20 to continue in, and return to education after the birth of a child by providing funding for childcare whilst the young parent is engaged in a study programme and is therefore not able to provide care for their child. Care to Learn can also assist with the cost of associated travel costs.
This guide provides information to all those involved in the delivery of the Care to Learn scheme in the 2014 to 2015 academic year. It provides general information about the eligibility criteria for the scheme which has been set by the Education Funding Agency (EFA).
The guide does not attempt to offer definitive advice for every situation; stakeholders who require further or more detailed help and advice should contact the Learner Support Service (LSS) who administer the scheme on behalf of the EFA.
For learning providers, childcare providers and providers of information, advice and guidance:
Learner Support Service provider helpline: 0300 303 9610
For young parents:
Learner Support Service learner helpline: 0800 121 8989 (calls are free from a landline, charges from mobiles will vary depending on individual tariffs but young parents can request a call back to minimise the cost)