Childcare grant Watch

louisag92
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So I have heard that the childcare grant is no longer paid into your bank and is paid directly to the provider.

This will cause me problems when I start my degree in 2020 if what I hear is true, it now won't cover the holidays and is paid in arrears. Childcare providers want fees upfront, how am I supposed to cough that up?

If it was paid to me I could have budget it through the whole year. Well they have scuppered that haven't they. Or have I got this wrong? Someone please explain exactly how the childcare grant now works.
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I am in the same situation. I have called Student Finance and the Childcare Grant Payment Service and they told me that the payment is in arrears and they will only pay for service that has already been provided. Not sure about the holidays, I hope they still pay as it makes no sense to take your children out of a nursery/school that they are used to.
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(Original post by Dbzanker)
I am in the same situation. I have called Student Finance and the Childcare Grant Payment Service and they told me that the payment is in arrears and they will only pay for service that has already been provided. Not sure about the holidays, I hope they still pay as it makes no sense to take your children out of a nursery/school that they are used to.
Such a shame, surely they know how that providers want it upfront.
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They know and they don't care. I almost feel that they try their hard to make us give up.
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