70% towards childcare

  1. Hi everyone. Im looking into doing a diploma in adult nursing....... if I've still got time for this September! I saw some news today about a payment towards childcare costs for student nurses with kids under 5. Does anyone know any more about this, like when would it start and who would qualify? Thanks!
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  3. by   Whisper
    I heard this as well, although I think they mentioned it would start in September this year so maybe the Feb. intakes would be the first cohorts that could claim?

    Have you tried contacting your local university for more details?
  4. by   sarahchm
    Thanks for your reply. I read some more about it on the Dept of Health website. It seems that the help with costs is means tested, up to 85% of childcare costs, and looks like for children up to age 15, or 17 with special needs. you have to call 0845 009 2559 to see if you are eligible. I haven't phoned yet.............! Shift working makes childcare complicated, how do nurse mums work it all out?