Higher Education Childcare Fund

Undergraduate students with registered childcare costs can apply to the Higher Education Childcare Fund. This will be for a contribution towards your registered childcare costs which we pay direct to your childcare provider on a monthly basis. Our priority is to provide a contribution towards registered childcare costs for the months September to May inclusive (term time). The final date for which you can apply to the HE Childcare Fund for academic year 2018/19 is 29th March 2019.

If you are receiving the childcare element of Working Tax Credit or Universal Credit, we expect you to maximise that entitlement before considering applying for the Higher Education Childcare Fund.

Postgraduate students, who qualify for funding for a Tuition Fee Loan from SAAS for their course, can also apply to the HE Childcare Fund, providing they have taken the maximum student loan to which they are entitled.

The University Nursery provide childcare for children from ages 0 to 5, and aim to prepare children for entry into primary education.