Important Information

Receiving an invitation email to apply for Childcare Funds does not guarantee you will qualify for the fund and only those students awarded will have their nursery place confirmed at West College Scotland therefore it is imperative you do not delay in making your application.

  • All payment of Childcare Funds to external providers’ are made direct to their stated bank account every fortnight, in arrears .  provided you have met the minimum requirements of satisfactory attendance, conduct and full engagement on your course in each week.
  • The expectation is that you will attend all your timetabled classes and use where necessary the procedure to cover any absences you may have had.  Unsatisfactory reports will result in non-payment of funds for the period reviewed.
  • Part payment for part engagement of any week will not be made.  All childcare provision agreements are between the student and the provider therefore any outstanding balances due to non-attendance or non-eligibility will be the responsibility of the student concerned and not West College Scotland.

Full time and part time students may apply.

This fund is means tested for all applicants – an upper threshold of £32,000 household income is in place.  Students must be in receipt of child benefit and child tax credits for the child. Appeals may be considered in extenuating circumstances.

For Clydebank Campus there is no College Childcare Provision on site. Childcare providers registered with the Care Commission are considered.