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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.

Further Education (FE) colleges

A further education college is where you can study: a vocational qualification an academic qualification Academic qualifications An academic qualification prepares you for higher education. It can include courses such as A Levels, BTECs and HND. Waltham Forest College offers a range of courses. Vocational…

Get active for mental wellbeing

Being active is great for your physical health and fitness, and evidence shows that it can also improve your mental wellbeing. We think that the mind and body are separate. But what you do with your body can have a powerful effect on your mental…

Give for mental wellbeing

Most people would agree that giving to others is a good thing. On top of this, it can also improve your mental wellbeing. Small acts of kindness towards other people, or larger ones - such as volunteering in your local community - can give you a…

Give HIV the finger - a finger prick is all it takes

HIV testing is as easy as a finger prick, and the benefits are huge.  National HIV Testing Week runs from 16 to 22 November 2019 and World Aid Day takes place on 1 December 2019.  1 in 8 people don’t know that they have HIV.   …

Grants for students

There are a number of schemes offering financial help to students in further education. The Council administers two Education Charity Trusts for Waltham Forest students attending University or higher education.

Guidance for parents on the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

Children and young people come to the attention of Waltham Forest children’s services for a number of reasons: Concerns may be raised about a child who is at risk of abuse, neglect, involved in gang behaviour or at risk of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and…

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…

Guide to the Local Offer

To help you get the most out of the Local Offer, we have compiled this guide to using the site which includes the site structure, navigating the site and some top tips.
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