If you are studying at Higher Education level then you may be able to apply to your college or university's Childcare Fund. This Fund is provided by the Scottish Government to help towards the cost of registered or formal childcare costs. This includes: childminders, after school clubs, day care, sitter services and providers of pre-school and education. Each college or University is responsible for deciding which students should receive payments and how much each payment should be. As part of this, you may be able to receive a non-income assessed Lone Parent Childcare Grant. In addition to this, if you are widowed, separated, divorced or single with at least one dependent child you may be eligible for the Lone Parent Grant from SAAS, which you are able to apply for in your initial funding application.
You may also be eligible for support from your College or universities discretionary funds. More information on all support available to students studying at HNC/HND level or above, can be found on the Student Awards Agency Scotland website.
If you are studying at further education level at college then you may be able to get some additional funding to help pay towards childcare.
Each college has a Childcare Fund to help their students pay for registered childcare. Priority is given to certain groups including lone parents, mature students and part-time students although other full time students can apply too. The support available differs from college to college. To find out what is available you should speak to your college funding team.
You may also be able to get help towards childcare costs from your colleges discretionary fund, you can find out more about this here