Support for Parents

Help with Childcare

If you need assistance with the cost of childcare while you are at college, you may be eligible for help from the Learner Support Fund.

Awards will be made to eligible students on the basis of their income and their use of childcare provided by registered childcare.

Trafford residents can also register for a free place at any nursery school or class in the Borough for their child for the year prior to their entry to school.

Find out more here:




Cheshire East



For further information about childcare provision and funding contact the Student Finance Team.


Tel: 0161 952 4694

Childcare Expenses

If you are a young parent you may be eligible for help with childcare costs of up to £160 per child per week. For more information about this support, please contact the Care to Learn helpline on 0800 121 8989 for further information and an application pack.

Childcare Expenses, including travel expenses to and from a childcare provider for young parents aged 16-18 can also be accessed through the national Care2Learn scheme.