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Welcome to Gloucestershire - useful information

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Download the Gloucestershire Ukraine Guest Welcome Pack or read through the information tabs below.

We have translated the pack into Ukrainian and Russian.

All children under the age of 18 must be enrolled in school. Your Sponsor should help you to apply for a school for your children.

Gloucestershire County Council has an online tool for helping you find your nearest school. While every effort will be made to place your child at the nearest school, in some instances this might not be possible.

More in-depth info on education can be found in the government welcome pack.

Finding childcare, antenatal care and parent support groups

All children in Gloucestershire who are aged between 3 and 4 years are entitled to free childcare hours at registered childcare providers. Some 2-year-olds are also entitled to free childcare depending on your financial situation.

You can find out more information by contacting the Gloucestershire Family Information Service on 01452 427362 / or go to 

The Glos Families directory “Information for Families” section is a really useful resource for both parents and young people, there are lots of links to helpful services and organisations.

For ante-natal and post-natal support and access to children’s health visitors, family centred community groups and children’s playgroups, contact the Gloucestershire Health Visitor Team or call one of their district centres.

  • Gloucester – 01452 895235
  • Cheltenham: 0300 421 6486
  • Cotswolds: 0300 421 6952
  • Tewkesbury: 0300 421 6166
  • Stroud: 0300 421 8967
  • Forest of Dean: 0300 421 8746
Page updated: 12/05/2023 Page updated by: Communications Team

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