Parents who are in full-time higher education may be eligible for a Childcare Grant that can be used to pay partially for their childcare. Depending on eligibility, you can get 85% of your childcare costs or a fixed maximum amount, whichever is less:

  • up to £174.22 a week for 1 child

  • up to £298.69 a week for 2 or more children

In order to claim this, you will need to link your children to your childcare provider in your Student Finance account, using a CCG Reference Number that will be provided by tiney.

Once your placement has started, tiney will request a payment for the full amount of your weekly cost of care, the week after the care took place.

E.g. for 5 days of care from 01/03 to 05/03 at £50 a day, we will request £250 through Student Finance on 08/03.

You can then approve this through your Student Finance account, which will show you the amount left for you to pay after the contribution has been deducted.

  • E.g. 1 - If your cost of care is £100 per week, tiney will request £100 through Student Finance. Once you approve the request, £85.00 will be released to tiney.

  • Eg. 2 - If your cost of care is £250 per week, tiney will request £250 through Student Finance. Once you approve the request, £174.22 will be released to tiney.

Remaining Cost of Care

tiney will charge the remaining 15% or cost over the cap paid by Student Finance by credit or debit card.

  • E.g. 1 - Weekly cost of care is £100 - £85 is paid by Student Finance. £15 will be invoiced to the parent.

  • E.g. 2 - Weekly cost of care is £250 - the maximum £174.22 is paid by Student Finance. £75.78 will be invoiced to the parent.

We will charge the parents portion of the cost for the first 4 weeks of the placement upfront. The schedule for subsequent weeks will depend on your childcare agreement.

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