Help with childcare costs
You may be able to get help with your childcare costs whilst you are at University by
applying for the Childcare Allowance.
To be eligible the childcare you use must be provided by a registered or approved
childcare provider, and the child must be aged 15 or under, (or aged 17 or under if the
child has learning difficulties or is registered as having special educational needs), on
the 1st day of the academic year.
However, this is an income assessed allowance and the final amount awarded will
depend on your circumstances and the income available to you and your family.
Therefore, not all students who apply for Childcare Allowance will be entitled to receive
All NHS Bursary funded students who have dependent children may apply for CCA,
except those who have applied for, or who are only entitled to, a fees only award.
The childcare allowance is based on 85% of your total actual registered or approved
childcare costs up to a maximum amount.
For the academic year 2009/10 the net maximum payable amount for one child is £126.65 per week.For two or more children the net maximum payable is £ 187.85 a week. This allowance is subject to an income test, so the actual amount you could get would depend on your personal circumstances.
To apply for Dependants and Childcare Allowances in 2009/10, you must download and
complete the relevant application form.
Your childcare provider will need to complete part of your childcare application form to
verify the childcare costs you will incur. If you claim and receive any Bursary or
allowance to which you are not entitled you will be expected to repay any monies owing.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU GET AND KEEP CHILDCARE RECEIPTS FROM
YOUR PROVIDER, AS WE WILL ASK TO SEE THESE WHEN WE REVIEW YOUR
Find out more about the childcare allowance by downloading our childcare allowance