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Last updated: 9 December 2022

Next review: 9 December 2023

Support for Families with Early Years Children

As a parent or carer of a child with learning and development delay, there is a range of family support available in Waltham Forest and Nationwide.

You will find information on connecting with other parents and carers in the local community, accessing information and advice and everyday parenting matters.

Connecting with other parents in the local community

Specific Parent Support

Accessing information and advice

Everyday parenting matters


  • Triple P Stepping Stones For parents and carers of children with an intellectual or physical disability. It helps you manage problem behaviour and developmental issues common in children with disability. It also helps encourage behaviour you like, cope with stress, develop a close relationship with your child and teach your child new skills. You can self-refer and contact the team if you would like to access this programme.
  • Waltham Forest Educational Psychology Service  offer free monthly parent and carer consultation sessions for families living in Waltham Forest. They are qualified specialist in child psychology and child development. They specialise in supporting children and young people with special educational needs, learning difficulties and social, emotional and behaviour difficulties. You can find out more and book a 30 minute consultation by contacting the team on 0208 496 1732 or email Waltham Forest EducationalPsychologyService

Sleep Support

  • Scope Sleep Right Sleep Right is a free online, and telephone support service, that helps parents and carers of disabled children to improve their child's sleep.
  • Cerebra Sleep Advice Service understand that if you have one child that doesn’t sleep, the whole family suffers. They have a range of sleep services to help your child (and everyone in your family) get a good night’s sleep. Join their sleep seminars or contact their sleep advice service for further support.


Contact offer free virtual Brighter Beginnings Workshops covering a range of topics around caring for your child in the early years. Click on the following workshop links to find out more: