I have been searching the web for as much info as possible on what I am likely to get in the way of finance for my PGCE course next year. I have two young children and live with my husband who earns approx £30k. We have a mortgage, need 2 cars for jobs now, and will definitely need next year to travel to my placement; childcare will cost us approx £800 pcm. The scrapping of the £4k bursary is a severe blow! I am working now as a TA and am actually out of pocket - good think I love my job! I am just wondering if I will be totally bankrupt or if anyone can advise if I may be entitled to the Childcare Grant and Parents Learning allowance. Everything I canfind just says it is means tested but no indication of the thresholds. So frustrating! Any help gratefully received.