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Children and family centres

Children and family centres offer a wide range of activities, services and support to families with children under five. There’s no need to make an appointment - just come along and join in.

Download autumn activity timetable

Services and activities offered

Children and family centres offer:

  • early years education and childcare
  • drop-in and stay and play sessions - for parents/carers and their children
  • health services such as breastfeeding support, baby clinics, nutrition and baby massage sessions
  • jobs, career and training information if you’re looking for work
  • family support and outreach services
  • money management and advice sessions
  • speech and language development
  • advice for children who have additional needs

Most activities are free, though you may have to pay a small amount for some.

These activities give you an opportunity to meet other parents and make new friends.

Find out what's on in your local area:

Chingford

Walthamstow

Leytonstone

Leyton

You can also download the Children and Family Centre booklet.pdf (3.1 MB) for more information.

Find your local children and families centre

Activities take place in various venues across the borough. However, there are four main centres:

Chingford Children and Family Centre Hub
5 Oaks Grove
Chingford
E4 6EY
Tel: 020 8496 1551

Find out what's on at Chingford Children and Family Centre

Leyton Children and Family Centre Hub
215 Queens Road
Leyton
E17 8PJ
Tel: 020 8496 2442

Find out what's on at Leyton Children and Family Centre

Leytonstone Children and Family Centre Hub
8-10 Cathall Road
Leytonstone
E11 4LF
Tel: 020 8496 2960

Find out what's on at Leytonstone Children and Family Centre

Walthamstow Children and Family Centre Hub
313 Billet Road
Walthamstow
E17 5PX
Tel: 020 8496 3511

Find out what's on at Walthamstow Children and Family Centre

    How to register

    You need to register for services and activities at your local children and family centre.

    Ways to register:

    Lloyd Park Partnership

    To deliver the children and family centre services, the council is working in partnership with The Lloyd Park Centre - a local, parent-led charity judged outstanding by Ofsted.

    The Lloyd Park Centre will deliver and coordinate a range of early childhood services. Their mission is to build brighter futures for children in Waltham Forest. They want to work with local families to help plan these services across the borough.

    For more information and to get involved go to the Lloyd Park Partnership website.

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