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The Education (Student Support) (Wales) Regulations 2018

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Maximum amount of childcare grant

76.—(1) The amount of childcare grant payable is 85% of the eligible student’s weekly prescribed childcare charges, up to the maximum weekly amount—

(a)specified in Table 13, or

(b)where paragraph (4) applies, specified in that paragraph.

(2) In Table 13—

(a)Column 1 specifies the academic year in relation to which the maximum weekly amount of childcare grant in Column 3 is payable;

(b)Column 2 specifies the number of dependent children to which the amounts specified in Column 3 relate;

(c)Column 3 specifies the maximum weekly amount of childcare grant payable in respect of the corresponding entries in Columns 1 and 2, where the application for a childcare grant identifies a childcare provider.

Table 13

Column 1

Academic year

Column 2 Number of child dependants

Column 3

Maximum weekly amount

Beginning on or after 1 September 2018One dependent child£161.50
More than one dependent child£274.55

(3) Where the eligible student has more than one dependent child, the amount specified in the appropriate entry in Column 3 is the maximum weekly amount payable, irrespective of the number of children receiving childcare.

(4) Where the eligible student’s application for childcare grant does not identify the childcare provider, the Welsh Ministers may limit—

(a)the amount of childcare grant paid to the student to 85% of the prescribed childcare charges up to a maximum weekly amount of £115;

(b)the payment of the childcare grant to one quarter of the academic year.

(5) For the purposes of calculating an amount of childcare grant, a week runs from Monday to Sunday.

(6) Where prescribed childcare charges are incurred in respect of a week that falls partly within and partly outside the academic year in respect of which childcare grant is payable, the maximum weekly amount is calculated by applying the following formula—

Where—

  • A is the applicable maximum weekly amount, and

  • B is the number of days of the week falling within the academic year.

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