Waltham Forest Children and Family Centres aim to improve outcomes for children under five and their families, and reduce inequalities, particularly for those families in greatest need of support. They can help you to support the wide ranging needs of the children and families who use your setting.
The Lloyds Park Children's Charity run the local authority Children and Family Centre contract across Waltham Forest, with a team of specialist staff working with, and supporting local children and families. They offer a range of services and support for young children and their families.
NELFT (NHS) Their Health Visitors are trained nurses with an additional specialist qualification in Community Health and Health Promotion for families with young children aged 0 to 5 years. The NELFT offer a service to all children so any child who attends your childcare setting will have access to their teams.
HENRY can support parents to get their child off to a healthy start with infant feeding (breast or bottle), healthy eating and activity, dental health, and speech and language. Signpost parents to one of their free drop-in sessions or they can call on 020 8496 5223 to find out more about what help is available locally.
Citizens Advice Waltham Forest provide free, confidential, impartial and independent information, advice and advocacy to residents of Waltham Forest. Families can access support and advice from Citizens Advice Waltham Forest on debt, welfare benefits and employment issues through their local Children and Family Centre.