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Child­care Funding

Fund­ing may be avail­able for your chil­dren to have a place at our nurs­ery, Once Upon a Time based at the Adams Build­ing cam­pus or with an Ofst­ed reg­is­tered exter­nal provider such as an after school club or break­fast club, child­min­der or nursery.

Students aged 19 or under

Care to Learn

Child­care fund­ing for all stu­dents aged 19 or under is cov­ered by the Government’s Care to Learn scheme. Appli­ca­tion packs are avail­able from any Not­ting­ham Col­lege cam­pus recep­tion or by call­ing the Learn­er Sup­port helpline on 0800 121 8989 or vis­it the Care to Learn web­site: www​.gov​.uk/​c​a​r​e​-​t​o​-​learn.

Students aged 20 and over

Learn­er Sup­port Fund (LSF)

Fur­ther edu­ca­tion stu­dents may be eli­gi­ble for assis­tance from the Not­ting­ham Col­lege Learn­er Sup­port Fund, which is designed to help with the costs of child­care, equip­ment and travel.

Where pos­si­ble we will try and con­tribute with up to 100% of your child­care costs for your timetabled ses­sions. How­ev­er, there will be caps on the dai­ly amounts that we can offer. There­fore, if your child­care providers fees are high­er than the cap you will have to pay the dif­fer­ence in costs. All child­care providers must be Ofst­ed registered. 

Look for the Apply for Stu­dent Sup­port Fund” but­ton on your account dash­board once you’ve logged in and use this but­ton to apply. 

The appli­ca­tion por­tal for pro­gress­ing stu­dents will be avail­able from the end of May 2022. All new stu­dents should be able to apply from ear­ly July 2022

For more infor­ma­tion about the Learn­er Sup­port Fund, con­tin­ue to vis­it our web­site where updates will be post­ed or con­tact us via email student.​finance@​nottinghamcollege.​ac.​uk

15 Uni­ver­sal Hours

All 3 and 4 year old chil­dren (and eli­gi­ble 2 year olds) are enti­tled to free child­care up to a max­i­mum of 30 hours per week. This is pro­vid­ed by the Gov­ern­ment to enable chil­dren to have access to high qual­i­ty ear­ly years pro­vi­sion in order to help them reach their full poten­tial. It offers free pro­vi­sion uni­ver­sal­ly, from the term fol­low­ing a child’s third birth­day up until they reach com­pul­so­ry school age. This free enti­tle­ment equates to 15 hours per week, over a min­i­mum 38 weeks of the year.

15 Extend­ed Hours (total 30 hours of funding)

A fur­ther 15 hours is offered to work­ing fam­i­lies for 3 and 4 year olds. You will need to check if you are eli­gi­ble, but par­ents can usu­al­ly get 30 hours child­care if you (and your part­ner, if you have one) are in work and each are earn­ing at least the Nation­al Min­i­mum Wage or Liv­ing Wage for 16 hours a week and earn less than £100,000 per annum. Eli­gi­bil­i­ty can be checked at https://​www​.child​care​choic​es​.gov​.uk

Free Education/​Childcare for 2 year olds

Your 2 year old can get free ear­ly edu­ca­tion and child­care if you live in Eng­land and get one of the fol­low­ing benefits: 

  • Income Sup­port
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-relat­ed Employ­ment and Sup­port Allowance (ESA)
  • Uni­ver­sal Cred­it — if you and your part­ner have a com­bined income from work of £15,400 or less a year, after tax 
  • Tax cred­its and you have an income of £16,190 or less a year, before tax 
  • The guar­an­teed ele­ment of State Pen­sion Credit 
  • Sup­port through part 6 of the Immi­gra­tion and Asy­lum Act 
  • The Work­ing Tax Cred­it 4‑week run on (the pay­ment you get when you stop qual­i­fy­ing for Work­ing Tax Credit) 

Where pos­si­ble you will be expect­ed to use these hours whilst study­ing at College.