A carer in the child's own home who gets approved under the Home Child Care Providers scheme.
Note: What does being 'classed as a relative of the child' mean? It refers to a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, brother or sister related by blood or marriage. It can also be a person with a strong relationship to the child (such as someone acting as a parent to their partner's children).
Apply for Childcare Grant 2021 to 2022
Apply online as part of your main application for student finance. Thus, the new process means there is no CCG1 form to fill in and send.
Instead, send in the evidence requested from you when you apply online.
Student finance will send you a letter stating how much Childcare Grant you will receive.
You also need to create an online account with the Childcare Grant Payment Service (CCGPS). The money from the grant goes into this account.
Important: You can apply for Childcare Grant online alongside your main student finance application starting from the 2020/21 academic year. The GOV.UK website has more information for students who are reapplying for Childcare Grant as a continuing student in 2019/20.
Childcare Grant 2019 to 2020 Academic Year
Send an estimate of your childcare costs to Student Finance England. You should use the Childcare Grant CCG1 Application Form.
Remember to send proof of the child or children's identity. You must also send proof of their financial dependence on you. That could be their original birth certificate, tax credits details, or Child Benefit.
You will receive a letter informing you how much Childcare Grant you can get entitlement to.
You and your childcare provider must confirm your childcare costs during each academic term. You should use the Childcare Grant CCG2 Form for this step.
Your next payment may get adjusted. That happens if the actual childcare costs are higher or lower than your estimated costs.
Use the form finder if you already applied for student finance but did not apply for a grant at the same time or you want to apply for another child.
Student Finance Childcare Grant Form
What happens when you have completed your main student finance application? You should estimate your childcare costs using the CCG1 Application Form.
Academic Year 2019 to 2020: 'Download CCG1 Form 2019/2020 England Childcare Grant Application'.
Use Childcare Grant CCG2 Form for the academic year that the costs relate to. That is how you confirm your actual childcare costs during each academic term.
Academic Year 2018 to 2019: 'Download CCG2 Form 2018/19 England Childcare Costs Confirmation'