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Choosing child care

Information and advice to parents and carers looking for registered child care.

Free childcare for 2 year olds

The Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) is a government grant which enables children aged three and four to have free nursery education from the month

Children's centres

Children's centres offer parents of young children help, advice, support and information on all aspects of parenting.

Becoming a child care provider

Support for those interested in and those already registered to provide child care in Waltham Forest.

School holiday schemes

Out of school holiday play schemes which provide care for school-aged children during school holidays, are usually on school premises or in local community

Child protection

The child protection scheme takes measures to safeguard vulnerable children and young people at risk or suffering from physical, emotional or sexual abuse.

Educational support for looked after children

The Looked After Children Education Support Service is responsible for ensuring that the local authority promotes the educational achievement of the children

Family Information Service

The Family Information Service is a free, impartial service giving detailed information and advice on childcare as well as general information on a wide

Free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) for 3 and 4 year old children.

Quality Marks for Children's Services

CMS - a Waltham Forest quality assurance mark given to private and voluntary organisations who work with children and young people and have demonstrated

Residential care for children and young people

Provision of residential accommodation for children and young people who cannot live with their families.

Respite care for children and young people with a disability

You can get short breaks from caring for your disabled child.