Deciding to come to college if you have children should not prove to be a problem, as we make every effort to assist you.
The College is providing financial support to certain groups of students, who have young children, so that they can attend College and achieve qualifications and career goals. The College is offering support for childcare to the following groups of students:
- Unemployed people in receipt of Job Seekers' Allowance
- People in receipt of an income related state benefit e.g. Income Support, Housing benefit
- Students with a low family income (less than £20,000 per year)
- Unemployed dependants of the above
If you would like to apply for help towards childcare costs, please download and complete this form (PDF 720k)
Nursery facilities are offered to students on both our campuses as well as at Saltash College, and are run by specialist childcare provider Flying Start who have been in business for over 20 years.
The Flying Start nursery facilities are on site at Stoke Climsland, and they have 16 places currently but that is currently being expanded.
Facilities for Rosewarne students are based on Cornwall College Trevenson campus for 0 - 5 years which has 60 places, though there is also Flying Start @ Camborne, a nursery only ¼ mile from Rosewarne. At Rosewarne itself Flying Start run an After School Club and Holiday Club making use of the fabulous grounds.
All Cornwall College students and staff can enjoy the preferential rates at any Flying Start nursery throughout Cornwall.
Flying Start provides high quality childcare enabling you to leave your child/children in good hands whilst you are in class. We must advise that the take up for these places is very competitive and you should contact the nursery manager of the appropriate campus as soon as you know that you would like a place. Places are allocated on a first come, first-served basis to the children of students, staff and the general public.
Free Childcare for Training and Learning for Work scheme
If you are 20 or over and have one or more children, the Free Childcare for Training and Learning for Work scheme could help with the cost of childcare while you learn or train.
Help with childcare costs if you're out of work and want to train
The Free Childcare for Training and Learning for Work scheme is aimed at low-income, two-parent families - where one parent is in work, and the other wants to get into learning.
If you're looking to do a course that's classed as developing new skills that could lead to a job, it could provide up to £175 per child per week to help with childcare costs.
Do you qualify?
You could be eligible for the Free Childcare for Training and Learning for Work scheme if you:
- are aged 20 or over
- are not working, or are working fewer than 16 hours per week
- have one or more children aged 14 or under (18 or under if the child is disabled)
- have a partner who is working
- have a household income of £20,000 or less per year
- you also need to use a childcare provider that's registered with Ofsted.
How to apply
To apply for Free Childcare for Training and Learning for Work, or to find out more about the scheme, you can:
- contact the Student Services team at your college. They will help you find out if you qualify, and guide you through the application process
- call the Learner Support helpline on 0800 121 8989, and select option four.
Care to Learn
There is a separate procedure for claiming childcare support if you are a parent aged 16-20 years of age. This will not affect your own or your family's benefits or allowances.
You do not have to be in receipt of benefits or a low income in order to have your childcare paid for. Please contact any of our student services departments for more details (numbers at bottom of page).
Crèche/nursery facilities are offered to students on both our campuses, and are run by specialist childcare provider Flying Start
The Flying Start nursery/crèche facilities are actually on site at Stoke Climsland, and they have 16 places.
Facilities for Rosewarne students are based on Cornwall College Camborne campus and has 60 places.
Flying Start provides high quality childcare enabling you to leave your child/children in good hands whilst you are in class. We must advise that the take up for these places is very competitive and you should contact the nursery/crèche manager of the appropriate campus as soon as you know that you would like a place. Places are allocated on a first come, first-served basis.
Flying Start at Cornwall College Camborne (Trevenson)
Manager: Sarah Keast Tel: 01209 611609
A wonderful, purpose built nursery with separate areas for babies, toddlers and older children. Bright, large rooms offer a stimulating environment. Secure outdoor play area and dedicated drop off and pick up zone. Funding is available for all 3 and 4 year olds, plus additional student based funding - please ask for details.
Flying Start at Camborne Manager: Shelley Coombes Tel: 01209 715543
This well established nursery, based in a grand, granite Victorian House in its own lovely, enclosed garden is not on a College campus but is only ¼ mile from Duchy Rosewarne.
Flying Start at Duchy College Rosewarne Manager: Dave Morgan Tel: 01209 715543
Based at Rosewarne we offer After School Club and Fun Club in the school holidays - we are based in the Education Room but spend most of our time in the woods or by the lake or in the reptile house !
Flying Start at Duchy College Stoke Climsland
Manager: Roz May Tel: 01579 371004
Set in a beautiful, converted barn on a courtyard with a secure garden set in a delightful rural environment.
A bright and stimulating atmosphere is offered, whilst children will have the opportunity to visit college woods, lake and animals as part of the Forest School.
Whilst close to Callington and Launceston, we have easy access to the A388 and offer an after-school club and holiday club during school holidays.