Last updated: 7 September 2023

Next review: 21 June 2024

Best Start in Life: activities for ages 0 to 5

Family Hubs activities for children aged 0 to 5 are part of Best Start in Life, a government-funded programme supporting Waltham Forest's parents and carers with their children’s growth.

You can find Best Start in Life services in all four Family Hubs and other community spaces throughout every neighbourhood in the borough. Many services are run by our partners, specialists in their fields, such as HENRY and Lloyd Park Children's Charity

Services include:

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As part of its Best Start in Life programme, the Council provides two free support packs, one for babies and another for 2 year olds, containing expert information and support, as well as activity timetables, toys and clothes for children.

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Best Start in Life is promoted through its six superheroes, each with specialities ranging from eating to childcare, learning, health and wellbeing, play, exercise and fun, and development. Find out more about our Best Start in Life superheroes.

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