Childcare

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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 eligible children aged two to have up to 15 hours a week free nursery education.

Free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

All children from the month after they turn three can have up to 15 hours a week free nursery education.

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 or working to provide child care in Waltham Forest.

School holiday schemes

Schemes providing care for children and young people during school holidays.

Worried about a child?

What to do if you are worried about the safety of a child.

Child protection

How children and young people are protected from harm or abuse in Waltham Forest.

Educational support for looked after children

Enusirng that children and young people in care in Waltham Forest get the best possible education.

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.

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

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

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

The EYPP is additional funding for childcare providers to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds. It was introduced in