Young parent Watch
I'm in Wales, but I get (all non-repayable)
- Parental Learning Allowance of around £1500.
- Child Care Grants which covers 85% of childcare costs year round, my uni's wellbeing service then pays the remaining 15%, so my childcare is free, and this includes 2 days a week during holidays and the summer. However, you can't claim tax credits or any UC child bits for this to be valid. Also has to be a non-family member registered childcare, so a proper nursery etc, somewhere that offers the 30 free hours over 3 is usually a safe bet.
- Adult Dependent grant which I think is over £2000 as my husband doesn't earn much.
- On top of this I get the usually tuition and maintenance loans (£8250).
Give them a call, they can't guarantee what you get but can give you an idea and any help you need applying. It's great to get more money, but when it's your income and you have to raise a child, pay bills and rent etc it goes far too quickly.