Childcare Funding

Care to Learn Childcare Support – students aged under 20

Students aged under 20 at the start of their course can apply for childcare support from the Care to Learn scheme. For further information please call the Care to Learn Learner Support Helpline on 0800 121 8989. For further details and to apply online.

Childcare Support – students aged 20 or over

The Childcare Fund is available to students aged 20 or over on 31st August 2017, who are studying on eligible courses, and where the household income was £25,000(net) or less in the 2016/17 tax year.

- Help may be given for your child(ren) to attend a OFSTED registered childcare provider, whilst you are attending your timetabled lessons.
- Students will be required to meet 20% of Childcare costs and maximum limits apply.

The Childcare Fund is very limited, early applications are strongly advised and support is subject to funds available. Where students are applying for an Advanced Learner Loan to meet their course fees then the ALL must be approved before we can consider any childcare support.

Childcare Facilities at Nottingham College​

You can view the range of childcare facilities offered at the college by visiting the Nurseries and Childcare page.

Highlights from Nottingham College

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Don’t miss our creative end of year shows!


 As the academic year draws to a close, the hard work of our talented creative students will be celebrated with an end of year showcase this month, which includes Media, Art and Design, Photography and Fashion.

Trainee chefs gain inspiration from the professionals


Professional chefs Hira Thakur and Paul Thacker joined budding cooks at the Adams Restaurant for a special Asian-inspired evening. 

Talented students shine at Young Creative Awards


Creative students are celebrating after winning Fashion and Textiles, Photography, Graphic Design, Film, Music, and Architecture and Design categories at this year’s Nottingham Young Creative Awards.

Spotting the early signs of skin cancer


To help celebrate Sun Awareness Week, the College teamed up with Skin Cancer charity, Skcin.

The Tale of Robin Hood and the College Carpenters


Carpentry students are playing a very important part in the up and coming Hoodwinked sculpture trail.

Course Moves 2018


As part of the College’s ongoing Estates strategy, this summer the college has the opportunity to improve the learner experience and outcomes by moving courses to different sites.

Professional chefs introduce students to Asian-inspired cooking


Former Nottingham College student, turned award-winning chef, Hira Thakur, is returning to where his training first began, in the College’s commercial restaurant, to support the next generation of budding cooks.

Beauty students receive training using industry-leading product waxu


Beauty Therapy students receive industry training in preparation for the uptake of waxu into courses from September 2018.

Students start a conversation about mental health


As part of Mental Health Awareness Week (14th – 20th May), staff and students are embarking on a 17-mile charity ‘walk and talk’ on Friday 18th May, to raise awareness and challenge stigma around mental health.

Students travel stateside for twice-in-a-life-time experience


Katie and Harry's Camp America work experience had such an impact the first time round, now they're jetting off again!

The Nottingham Motorshow is back!


From Japanese racing cars to pre-war classics, if you’re a fan of motors, old and new, the annual Nottingham Motorshow is a fantastic event not to be missed.

Trainee chefs put their ‘Hart’s’ and soul into College cook off


Professional Chefs Diploma students battled it out in the kitchen today, hoping to win the chance to cook alongside Dan Burridge, Head Chef at Hart’s Hotel and Restaurant.

Students’ creativity is set to soar on globally recognised art course


Foundation Art students selected for world class course

Hospitality students prove they have what it takes to make it in the industry


The pressure was on for Hospitality Management students last night, when they took charge at the renowned Marco Pierre White’s restaurant.