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30 hours of free childcare for working parents

All 3 and 4 year olds and some 2 year olds are entitled to 570 hours of free early education and childcare a year. This is usually offered as 15 hours per week for up to 38 weeks a year and is known as the…

Childcare options

There's a range of childcare options available if you're: returning to work looking for a free early education and childcare place for your two, three or four year old seeking play opportunities for your child or children needing someone to care for your child while…

Children and family centres

Covid-19 and Children and Family Centres update The following services are closed until further notice. Chingford Children and Family Centre, 5 Oaks Grove E4 6EY Walthamstow Children and Family Centre, 313 Billet Road E17 5PX Leytonstone Children and Family Centre, The Junction 2- 8 Cathall…

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding given to early years providers to improve the education they provide for eligible three and four-year-olds. Childcare providers, including day nurseries, pre-schools, childminders and schools, could receive up to £300 a year to support an eligible…

Free early education and childcare

All three and four year olds and some two year olds are entitled to a certain amount of free early education and childcare. This is also known as the Free Early Education Entitlement or FEEE which is funded by the government. All children aged three…

Free early education and childcare for three and four year olds

All three and four-year olds are currently entitled to 15 hours a week of free childcare (this is called Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE). In addition, some working parents will be eligible to receive 30 hours of free childcare per week. Read more information about…

Free early education and childcare for two year olds

Almost half of all two year olds in Waltham Forest can get up to 15 hours a week of free early education and childcare.

Holiday activity programme - Summer

Here you can find a complete listing of exciting activities and events that are running in Waltham Forest throughout the Summer break. There really is something for everyone including amazing arts and crafts, dazzling dramatics and outdoor adventures. We have: FREE family sessions for 5…

Questions to ask when visiting childcare providers and childminders

To ensure the quality and safety of the early education or childcare provision that you choose for your child, it is important that you ensure that they have the appropriate registrations in place. Most childcare providers looking after children under the age of 8 MUST…

Stay 2 Play: free sessions for two-year-olds

Bring your child to a free Stay 2 Play session and join in the fun yourself. Each two-hour session supports your child’s learning through playing with other children alongside their parents or carers. A range of stimulating activities are available at the sessions allowing your…
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