If you need support with childcare so that you can come to college, the Student Bursary scheme may be able to help.

Childcare support

If you are aged over 20 at the start of your college course and applying to the Student Bursary scheme for help with the cost of childcare so you can come to college, you will need to register with one of our approved childcare providers, pdf a list of which is available here (136 KB) .

If you are aged under 20, you may be eligible for help under the government’s Care to Learn scheme which pays for childcare with an Ofsted-registered provider while you are at college up to a maximum of £160 per week. Visit to apply.

If you are a lone parent in receipt of income support and considering returning to college either full-time or part-time, you are advised to contact Jobcentre Plus (JCP) for help with financial support. If there is no support available through JCP, you may be eligible for support through the College’s student bursary scheme.


Northampton College Day Nursery

Term time childcare is available at our Booth Lane campus at reasonable costs for children starting at two years old, up to the age of four years.

Fees are £5 per hour, however for eligible children aged two, three and four years old, we offer 15 hours free funding.

There is also funding available for students through our Student Services team – please call 01604 734244 to find out more about this.

For more information about our Day Nursery, which has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in all inspection areas, please click here.