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2YO Partnership Pathway

Working together to give Waltham Forest families the best start in their children’s lives. The 2YO Partnership Pathway has been developed jointly by the local authority, health and children and family centre services. The intention of this pathway to give Waltham Forest families the best…

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…

Breakfast and Afterschool Clubs for 11 to 19 years

All school aged children need safe care before and after school right through primary education and often into the first couple of years of secondary education. This is particularly true for children who have a special educational need or disability (SEND). There are now increasing…

Breakfast and Afterschool Clubs for 5 to 11 years

All school aged children need safe care before and after school right through primary education and often into the first couple of years of secondary education. This is particularly true for children who have a special educational need or disability (SEND). There are now increasing…

Caring for children with complex needs

If your child has been diagnosed with an illness, disability or sensory impairment that needs a lot of additional support for them to live day to day, they might be described as having "complex needs". A child might have complex needs from birth, or following…

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…

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…

Childminders for 0 to 5 years

Childminders look after your child along with other children in their own home. They are registered with Ofsted and inspected every 3-4 years. Childminders can often be flexible about the hours that they work and they should provide your child with lots of care, learning…

Childminders for 11 to 19 years

Childminders look after your child along with other children in their own home. They are registered with Ofsted and inspected every 3-4 years. Childminders can often be flexible about the hours that they work and they should provide your child with lots of care, learning…

Childminders for 5 to 11 years

Childminders look after your child along with other children in their own home. They are registered with Ofsted and inspected every 3-4 years. Childminders can often be flexible about the hours that they work and they should provide your child with lots of care, learning…
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