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Childcare Grant

Childcare Grant (CCG)

If you are a ‘home’ undergraduate with dependent children and you are a lone parent or have a partner on a low income, apply for help with your childcare costs from Student Finance England (SFE). You do not have to repay this money. Please note, if you have a partner the income thresholds for the CCG are lower than for the maintenance loan and grant. The amount you get depends on your household income.

The Childcare Grant can only pay for registered or approved childcare, which may not include childcare by nannies, au pairs and close relatives, even if registered as childminders. However, nannies may be able to apply to become Ofsted registered and relatives who are registered childminders may qualify if they also look after other children on a full time basis.

The childcare grant helps with the cost of registered or approved childcare if you have at least one dependent child aged under 15 or under 17 and registered as having special educational needs, and in registered or approved childcare.

It pays 85% of your childcare costs, up to a maximum weekly grant of £169.31 for one child (85% of approximately £199.18 actual childcare costs), or £290.27 for two or more children (85% of £341.49 actual childcare costs).

There is a new procedure for all students (new and returning) to apply for the Childcare Grant for 2019/20 please click here for more information.  

If you are asked to repay any overpayment of Childcare Grant, and to do so would cause you financial hardship, get advice from a Welfare Adviser in the Advice and Counselling Service.

Law, regulations and policies can change quickly. The information on our website is given in good faith and has been carefully checked but QMUL cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions. QMUL is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites which are provided for further information.

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