Family and children
Support for school age children
If you look after children or are part of a family, we have information about what support you can claim for childcare.
Free childcare and early education support
Free school meals
BACE holidays supports children and young people aged 5 to 16 who receive free school meals in Barnet.
You can get up to £500 every 3 months (up to £2,000 a year) for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare
This goes up to £1,000 every 3 months if a child is disabled (up to £4,000 a year).
Household support fund
The government has provided local authorities across England with funding to support households most in need. This is to help with rising living costs and will support households who would struggle to meet food and energy bills without support.
You can use this calculator to find out how much you could get towards approved childcare, including:
- free childcare for children aged between 2 and 4
- help with childcare costs if your child is under 16 (or under 17 and disabled)
School uniform fund
You can get school uniform grants for each child.
School uniform grants can only be made during summertime school holidays.
If you are pregnant or have children under 4, there is support available.
Sure Start Maternity Grant
You could get a one-off payment of £500 to help towards the costs of having a child
If you are more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be able to get help to buy healthy food and milk.