Extra support for those with dependents

If you have dependant children and are doing an undergraduate course, you may qualify for additional financial support from Student Finance.

For postgraduate or NHS funded students, please see our Advice and Further Information page to explore your options.

Nursery Subsidy

We invite student parents to apply for a nursery subsidy grant if you meet the following criteria:

  • Your child has a confirmed place at Echoes Nursery/Dryden Street Nursery.
  • You are not eligible for a childcare grant from Student Finance/the NHS.
  • Both parents are working/studying so the childcare is essential.
  • Your child is not eligible for the Early Education Funding Grant issued by Manchester City Council.
  • You do not have any savings and are unable to meet the full fee required by the nursery due to a low household income.

Any subsidy awarded will be paid direct to the Nursery by us, with the remainder payable by you to the Nursery. Please note, as there is a limit to the amount of subsidies that can be awarded, there is no guarantee that meeting the above criteria will result in your application being successful. We may reduce or reject an application based on high levels of lifestyle/non-essential expenditure. You can read about the application and assessment process in the Nursery Subsidy Guidelines.

To apply, please complete the online application form.