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.
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:
You can also download the Children and Family Centre booklet.pdf (3.1 MB) for more information.
Activities take place in various venues across the borough. However, there are four main centres:
Chingford Children and Family Centre Hub
5 Oaks Grove
Tel: 020 8496 1551
Leyton Children and Family Centre Hub
215 Queens Road
Tel: 020 8496 2442
Leytonstone Children and Family Centre Hub
8-10 Cathall Road
Tel: 020 8496 2960
Walthamstow Children and Family Centre Hub
313 Billet Road
Tel: 020 8496 3511
You need to register for services and activities at your local children and family centre.
Ways to register:
- Online: Register with your local children and family centre
- In person: Drop in and register at your local children and family centre.
- By post: You can download and complete the registration form (38.5KB Word) and send it to 313 Billet Road, Walthamstow E17 5PX
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.