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Care to Learn

Care to Learn provides financial support to 16 to 19 year old teenage parents who want to continue their education and need help with the cost of childcare and any associated travel.


It pays up to £160 a week (£175 in London boroughs) for each child. Childcare payments are made directly to the childcare provider and travel payments are made to the learning provider.

Around 7,000 young parents have historically received help from Care to Learn each year.

Application packs for Care to Learn are now available to order. Students can request a pack online. Students can also order a pack by calling the Learner Support helpline tel: 0800 121 8989.

Providers and other organisations working with young people can order a number of packs to distribute to students from Prolog, tel: 0845 602 2260 or email: learnersupport@prolog.co.uk quoting the reference number: EFA-C2L-2012/13.

Students must apply for Care to Learn in each academic year to continue to receive support.

Providers with any questions on Care to Learn can contact the Education Funding Agency Learner Support Service helpline tel: 0845 600 7979.