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Childcare

The College has funds from which both full–time and part–time students can apply for assistance with the costs of childcare whilst studying at the College:

Childcare funding includes two elements. They are:

Discretionary Childcare Funds

Means–tested awards – covers between 80–100% of registered childcare costs. The College has funds for FE and HE students that can be used to assist students with childcare costs. Students should be aware that the college may not cover the full costs towards childcare. To be eligible for these funds students must meet certain criteria e.g.

The  Childcare Funds are limited funds, and the College cannot guarantee that all applications will be successful.
Further information may be found in the Childcare Funding leaflet

How do I find a registered childcare provider?

If you require details of registered providers within your area contact your local Childcare Information Services.

Aberdeen City Family Information Service Tel 01224 814803

Aberdeenshire Family Information Service Tel 0800 298 3330

Full details of the above services and other areas can be found at:
www.scottishchildcare.gov.uk

Useful websites and addresses

For reports on registered providers, including all inspection reports:
www.scswis.com

Information on Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit, or telephone the helpline on 0345 300 3900:
www.hmrc.gov.uk/taxcredits

Students wishing to enquire about assistance with the cost of childcare should book an appointment with Irene Robertson, Student Funding Adviser at Student Services Reception or by calling 01224 612284.

 

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