If you have children, two funds are available to help you with your childcare costs while you are studying at college, depending on your age and circumstances.

For more details of the national Care to Learn scheme - for students 16-19, please visit the Care to Learn website or contact the Student Services Team in BG13. For students 19+ please see the information on the VLE regarding support from the Learner Support Fund or visit the Student Services Team in BG13 for more information.


The Co-operative Childcare is a purpose-built nursery located behind New College. It offers a comprehensive range of services which will help you to follow your college course with the full confidence that your children are well looked-after and within easy reach.

They are open from 7.30 am to 6.00 pm daily and offer flexible childcare for babies from three months to school age.    Call 01793 542591 to arrange an informal visit or to discuss your needs.