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If you’re a parent under 20, the Student Bursary Support Service can help you with the cost of childcare while you study. 

The scheme is available for publicly funded courses in England and includes: 

Colleges and sixth form colleges

Schools, academies and sixth forms in schools

Training providers

We can help you to:

Apply for the right funding

From the options available

Get support to cover childcare fees

To help you every week

Pay for equipment or travel 

And other help if needed

Does this apply to you?

If you are under 20 and can answer yes to both statements, then we are here for you:

I live in England and am using an eligible childcare provider

I'm the main carer of my child and studying for an eligible course.

Your next step

Apply on the website using this link
Or email us at

We've already helped thousands of people like you

“They helped me kickstart my education whilst supporting my childcare and travel costs. I'm now looking forward to what the future might bring.


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