Childcare for Young Parents

Childcare helps you continue with education and training to provide the best support to your family
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Childcare for your child helps you have a break. It is also a crucial part of going back to school or training.

Childcare also helps the rest of the family and anyone else helping you. 

Instant Expert: Find safe OFSTED registered childcare on the Family Information directory.

Types of childcare include:

Crucial: Some 2 year olds are eligible for 15 hours free early education funding. Find out if your family qualifies.

More support for parents:

Whether your child is being looked after at home or going to childcare or nursery, they need your help to learn, develop and get school-ready.

Take Action: There is lots more support for parents including 50 Things To Do Before You're 5 on the Oxfordshire County Council website. 

Care to Learn

Care to Learn helps young parents finish their education.

If you are under 20 at the start of your course, you will be eligible for Care to Learn.

You can get up to £160 per child per week to help with the cost of:

  • your childcare, including deposit and registration fees
  • a childcare taster session for up to 5 days
  • keeping your childcare place over the summer holidays
  • transport for taking your child to their childcare provider

Instant Expert: Find out all about Care to Learn and apply.

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