Information for sponsors welcoming a Ukrainian person or family

Additional information to guide you on how the Homes for Ukraine scheme will work in Essex and your role as a sponsor.

Applying for a school place and childcare

Applying for a school place

Ukrainian parents can apply for a school place for a child as soon as they arrive. Sponsors may wish to apply on the parent's behalf.

Follow the guidance on applying for a school place and childcare in our information packs for sponsors or the Ukrainian or Russian language versions for guests.

To apply, follow the process for applying for a school place mid-year.


Contact the School Admissions Team

Telephone: 0345 603 2200



Parents can get advice and support on childcare from our Family Information Service.

Family Information Service

We offer free and impartial advice to parents about finding childcare, funded early education entitlement and other family services for 0 to 25 year olds. Email: Telephone: 0800 055 6874 Website: