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oh sh*te childcare nightmare

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sallystrawberry Mon 16-May-05 22:41:08

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sparklymieow Mon 16-May-05 22:41:52

what about through CTC??

hunkermunker Mon 16-May-05 22:42:26

Find out for absolutely sure before you stress, Sally. Will you be able to claim tax credits for childcare anyway?

sallystrawberry Mon 16-May-05 22:45:20

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joash Mon 16-May-05 23:18:31

how old is your little one sally?

ScummyMummy Mon 16-May-05 23:20:48

What's supernumary? Can't your dh claim ctc?

sallystrawberry Mon 16-May-05 23:36:54

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joash Mon 16-May-05 23:40:31

where will you be doing the course sally?

sallystrawberry Mon 16-May-05 23:43:55

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joash Mon 16-May-05 23:45:47

can you get the governments Nursery Education Grant in Cardiff?

sallystrawberry Mon 16-May-05 23:46:39

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sallystrawberry Mon 16-May-05 23:47:59

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joash Mon 16-May-05 23:52:22

have you got a Sure Start near you?

They should be able to tell you if you can get the grant.

sallystrawberry Mon 16-May-05 23:54:48

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joash Mon 16-May-05 23:58:47

Probably a stupid question but, have you looked at the Uni website? This is what it says;

Reduction of fees may be made for Cardiff University students enrolled on full-time courses who cannot afford standard fee.

sallystrawberry Mon 16-May-05 23:59:44

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joash Tue 17-May-05 00:00:44

No - that's what it says on the childcare/nursery bit.

sallystrawberry Tue 17-May-05 00:13:05

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joash Tue 17-May-05 00:15:05

yep When I did my degree, DS went to the freebie nursery and i used to pick him up for the afternoon sessions at the uni nursery - apart from fridays when I was in uni all day - so he used to go to their nursery all day friday.

sallystrawberry Tue 17-May-05 00:17:44

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joash Tue 17-May-05 00:21:30

you should still be able to get CTC - you put down the hours that you do, but for £0 wages. A friend of mine was advised to do this and her childcare gets paid (well 85% of it).

Then theres the uni access fund - I used to get about £2500 per year towards childcare (this was pre-CTC). Talk to student services at the uni, they're usually pretty keen to help.

sallystrawberry Tue 17-May-05 00:23:41

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joash Tue 17-May-05 00:25:55

let us know what they say. Gotta go to bed now - knackered. Nite sally and good luck
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sallystrawberry Tue 17-May-05 00:26:33

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chloeb2002 Tue 17-May-05 18:05:15

hey sallly sorry to hear about your stress... to clarify a bit, You definately do not get tax credits when your nursing as like you said even when you are working you are supernumary so not on a wage. dont even go down this road because you will only have to pay back any money when they find out!
sounds like you allready get the nursery grant for 3 and 4 year olds.
You should still apply for a childcare bursary as you may get a little bit paid and it all helps.
Ring the uni once you hear about what you will get from the NHS pensions. they are however very very very tight on paying the childcare element. The uni should have an access fund or something similar that is money you can apply for that you dont pay back to help with living and childcare costs.
Im sure ive asked before but are you diploma or degree? if Dp has an and you get a diploma bursary then you should be able to get by. If your on the degree then sorry but the degree is just like that, i'd argue aimed at people who are out of school and with no dependents.
Dont know how mnay hours on placement you need to do but from first hand experience i wouldnt advice a second job. I have had one for 6 months only 2 nights a week (10 hours) and it is horrible. it does affect your learning and really isnt worth it in your first year. Ive just quit id rather be broke! that k#ackered.
good luck

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