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Financial Support for Childcare

Students - Hardship Funds

The University administers two hardship funds, one for home students and one for overseas students, which are available to help with Nursery fees. Further information about these can be obtained from the Student Financial Adviser on 02476 572952. Email

Childcare Grant

This is available to home students on low incomes and can be worth up to 85% of childcare costs. For further information take the link to childcare grant and download application form CCG1.

Childcare Vouchers

The Nursery is registered to accept childcare vouchers which can be obtained via an employer where a parent is employed elsewhere.

Staff Members

Tax Credits
The Working Tax Credit is now available if you work 16 hours or more a week. Contact the Inland Revenue for more information

LEA Early Years Education Grant

This is provided from the DfES through the LEA and is claimed for on your behalf. You will be asked to sign a declaration that confirms that your child is attending this particular setting. All children are entitled to this funding from the term following their third birthday. The education grant for 2012-13 allows eligible children to receive 15 hours of free nursery education a week, for 38 weeks of the year.

Salary Sacrifice

The University operates a salary sacrifice scheme which is available to University employees who are on the University payroll. For more information plese contact the payroll department.