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Childcare and early years

Here you can find registered childcare and early education providers and get information on the childcare options available. You can also get information about the services and activities on offer to families with children under five at children and family centres.  Find out what help you can get…

Early Help Support for families

The Early Help Service works in partnership with other professionals, parents and carers to intervene early when families need more support. The aim is to address problems at the earliest opportunity - before they can escalate - and to enable families to support their children to…

Guidance to your child’s learning and development

What to expect, when? A parents guide is a booklet that has been designed to help parents/carers find out more about how their child is learning and developing during their first five years. Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than…

Health Guide for Children in Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest CCG has developed a downloadable guide, website and app to help parents looks after the health of their children. 'A Parent's guide to Child Health and Common Illnesses’ is packed full of tips to help parents safely manage any worrying symptoms safely at home, and…

Help your baby learn to talk

0-6 months 6-12 months 12-18 months 18-24 months 2-3 years 0-6 months Hold your baby close and look at them as you talk to them. Babies love faces and will watch you and respond as you talk Chat about what you are doing as you feed,…

Looked after children

Looked after children are children who are cared for by their local council. By law, we must look after children who cannot live with their families. This can be for a number of reasons. However, this is generally due to a voluntary agreement by the…

My Wellbeing Plan

Welcome to Waltham Forest's health and wellbeing planner. My Wellbeing Plan is an easy to use online tool which allows you to create a plan of action to boost your family's wellbeing and make positive changes. Your plans can be as long or short as…

Parenting and family support

There may be times when parents and families need extra support to deal with the challenges of family life.   The Early Help service deals with problems that may arise at the earliest opportunity to prevent them getting worse. Support is also available to parents and…

Parenting support

Although being a parent can be very rewarding, there may be times when you need some extra support. Support is available to parents and carers in Waltham Forest through local parenting programmes and services. View all parenting courses and support services

Teaching your child everyday skills

When children play, they're learning what they want to learn. Often these will be things you want them to learn, too. Sometimes, though, your child may need some extra help from you to learn the necessary skills they'll need throughout their lives. For example, these skills…
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