Receive help towards childcare costs from the:
- The Lone Parents Childcare Grant (LPCG)
- The Discretionary Childcare Funds
The College has a number of options in place when it comes to assisting students with the costs of childcare.
The Lone Parents Childcare Grant (LPCG) element entitles students to a payment of up to £1,215 per year to all eligible further and higher education students who are lone parents and formal registered childcare expenses whilst studying. The LPCG is not income assessed.
The College receives funding to assist FE and HE students with registered childcare costs. The Discretionary Childcare Fund is means tested on the household income. Students should be aware that the College may not cover the full costs towards childcare costs. Any outstanding amount is the student’s responsibility.
Students with household income less than £37,000 may be eligible for assistance. The following shows what percentage of childcare costs you may receive as a childcare allowance based on your household income.
Household Income / Childcare Allowance
£0 – £22,000 100%
£22,001 – £27,000 80%
£27,001 – £32,000 60%
£32,001 – £34,000 40%
£34,001 – £37,000 20%
For further information on registered providers in your area, please contact your local Childcare Information Services. Details of family information services and other important services can be found on the Scottish Childcare website.
Aberdeen City Family Information Service
Telephone: 01224 764803
Aberdeenshire Family Information Service
Telephone: 0800 298 3330
For reports on registered providers including inspection reports, visit the Scottish Care Inspectorate website.
For information on Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit please contact HM Revenue & Customs:
HM Revenue & Customs
Telephone: 0345 300 3900