Children and family centres



COVID-19 update

Leyton Children and Family Centre remains open for pre-booked midwife appointments by Homerton Hospital or North Middlesex Hospital, and the domestic abuse ‘one stop shop’ drop-in service is open weekdays 10am to 4pm.

Our Children and Family Centres in Walthamstow and Chingford will open from week commencing  13 July  for midwife appointments and pre booked appointments for targeted family support.  Leytonstone Children and Family Centre will be closed until September due to works taking place. All Children and Family Centres will continue to provide services remotely to support you and your children in new and creative ways.

Children and family centres offer a wide range of activities, services and support to families with children under five. There’s no need to make an appointment - just come along and join in.

Download RolePlay activity timetable - January to April 2020

Waltham Forest Children and Families Centres on Facebook

Children and family centres offer:

  • early years education and childcare
  • drop-in and stay and play sessions - for parents/carers and their children
  • health services such as breastfeeding support, baby clinics, nutrition and baby massage sessions
  • jobs, career and training information if you’re looking for work
  • family support and outreach services
  • money management and advice sessions
  • speech and language development
  • advice for children who have additional needs

Most activities are free, though you may have to pay a small amount for some.

These activities give you an opportunity to meet other parents and make new friends.

Find out what's on in your local area

Activities take place in various venues across the borough. However, there are four main centres:

Chingford Children and Family Centre Hub
5 Oaks Grove
E4 6EY
Tel: 020 8496 1551

Leyton Children and Family Centre Hub
215 Queens Road
E17 8PJ
Tel: 020 8496 2442


Leytonstone Children and Family Centre Hub
8-10 Cathall Road
E11 4LF
Tel: 020 8496 2960


Walthamstow Children and Family Centre Hub
313 Billet Road
E17 5PX
Tel: 020 8496 3511

Find out what's going on at each centre

How to register Click to get info

You need to register for services and activities at your local children and family centre.

Ways to register:

Lloyd Park Partnership Click to get info

To deliver the children and family centre services, the council is working in partnership with The Lloyd Park Centre - a local, parent-led charity judged outstanding by Ofsted.

The Lloyd Park Centre will deliver and coordinate a range of early childhood services. Their mission is to build brighter futures for children in Waltham Forest. They want to work with local families to help plan these services across the borough.

For more information and to get involved go to the Lloyd Park Partnership website.