Full-time Childcare Grant

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Childcare Grant is additional income assessed funding to help students with children pay the costs of childcare during study. 

They may be eligible for help with their childcare costs if they:

  • are a full-time student
  • have children under 15, or under 17 if the child has special educational needs

This grant is available to full-time students studying an eligible:

  • undergraduate course
  • Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

The grant doesn’t usually need to be paid back.


Income-related, unemployment and housing benefits are not affected by Childcare Grant. Students must not be in receipt of the Childcare Element of the Working Tax Credit, the Childcare Element of Universal Credit, Tax-free Childcare from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) or NHS funded childcare grants at the same time as the Childcare Grant.