Being a parent is no bar to studying with us. We've got fantastic nursery facilities at our Docklands campus, so your children will be cared for while you're attending lectures.
Our Children's Garden Early Years Centre on the Docklands Campus - rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in 2011 - is a welcoming and safe environment for children from two to seven.
The centre offers full day, morning or afternoon care for children, and is available for the children of students, staff and local residents.
It features well-equipped classrooms and a large playground, set in an enclosed landscaped garden. Inside, the interior has a high level of natural light, with bespoke geometric furniture and colour-washed surfaces for different areas of activity.
You may be eligible for a childcare grant if you are a UK full-time student, and you need childcare during your studies. The grant is means-tested and could provide up to 85 per cent of your childcare costs. The maximum grant available is £155.24 per week for one child or £266.15 per week for two or more children and is non-repayable.
You may also be eligible to receive a Parents' Learning Allowance to help with additional costs you may incur during your study because you have children. This may be up to £1,573 per year. Again, the actual amount will depend on household income. For more information and details of how to apply, visit https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/support-while-you-study.
We can help you with applications for childcare funding help via our helpdesks at the Hub.
To find out more visit our nursery page.