Activities & Services

We offer over 130 sessions per week for families and children across Waltham Forest

View our timetable of play groups, healthy eating workshops, speech and language drop-ins, music and movement classes, special educational needs support and much more across nearly 30 locations in Chingford, Leyton, Leytonstone and Walthamstow.

This timetable was last updated on 24 May 2018.

Please note that we are running a different timetable for half term week, please see below. 

Dates for your diary

Monday 7th May – Bank holiday – all services are closed

Monday 28th May – Bank holiday – all services are closed

Friday 20th July – last day of term

Monday 27 August 2018 – Bank holiday – all services close

Monday 3 September – all services closed – training day

Tuesday 4 September – all services open

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Walthamstow Children and Family Centre Timetable (Central Neighbourhood)

Unless otherwise stated these sessions take place at the Lloyd Park Centre (map)

  • Monday

  • ESOL

    9.30 - 11.30
    Information and Advice Education and Employment

    (Entry Level 1 & 2)
    Delivered by ELATT

    Venue – Walthamstow Children and Family Centre Hub
    Booking – hello@elatt.org.uk or call 020 7275 6750

  • Move and Rhyme Funtime (0 - 4's)

    10 - 10.30, 11 - 11.30
    Play

    Delivered by local parent Carlene
    Venue  – Homemade Community Cafe
    Voluntary donation

  • Music and Movement

    10.15 - 11 & 11.15 - 12
    Play Family Support

    Venue – Wood Street Library
    Free

  • You and Your New Baby

    1.30 - 3
    Under 1's Play Family Support

    Venue – The Lloyd Park Centre
    £1 first child, 50p siblings
    Term time only

  • Flourish

    1.30 - 3.30
    Health Play Family Support Invitation Only

    Venue – Walthamstow Children and Family Centre Hub
    Invitation only
    Term time only
    Free

  • Childminder Drop In

    9.30 - 11
    Play Information and Advice

    Prospective parents are welcome

    Delivered by LBWF

    Venue – Walthamstow Children and Family Centre Hub
    £1 first child, 50p siblings

  • Tuesday

  • ESOL

    9.30 - 11.30
    Information and Advice Education and Employment

    (Entry Level 1 & 2)
    Delivered by ELATT

    Venue – Walthamstow Children and Family Centre Hub
    Booking – hello@elatt.org.uk or call 020 7275 6750

  • Outdoor Play Session (Grow Wild)

    9.45 - 11.15
    Play Family Support

    Venue -The Lloyd Park Centre
    £2 first child, 50p siblings

  • Crawlers to 2 Year Olds

    1.30 - 3
    Play Family Support

    Venue – The Lloyd Park Centre
    £1 first child, 50p siblings
    Term time only

  • Child Health Clinic

    1.30 - 3.30
    Health Information and Advice Family Support Child Development and SEND

    Delivered by NELFT
    Venue – 
    Walthamstow Children and Family Centre Hub
    Free

  • Outdoor Play Session (Grow Wild) for children under 5 with SEND

    11.15 - 12.15
    Messy Play Family Support

    Venue: The Lloyd Park Centre

    Free

  • Evening Child Health Clinic and Infant Feeding Drop In

    4.30 - 6.30
    Health Information and Advice Family Support Child Development and SEND

    Delivered by NELFT and HENRY
    Venue – 
    Walthamstow Children and Family Centre Hub

    Free

  • Healthy Eating Drop In

    1.30 - 3
    Health Information and Advice Family Support Child Development and SEND

    Delivered by HENRY

    Term time only

    Free

     

  • Wednesday

  • Citizens Advice Waltham Forest

    9.30 - 2
    Information and Advice

    Venue – Walthamstow Children and Family Centre Hub
    Please call to book 020 8496 3511

  • Infant Feeding Support

    10 -12
    Health

    Delivered by La Leche
    Venue –
    The Lloyd Park Centre
    1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month
    Free

  • Breastfeeding Beyond Babyhood

    10 -12
    Health

    Delivered by La Leche
    Venue – 
    Walthamstow Children and Family Centre Hub
    2nd Wednesday of the month
    Free

  • Play Session (0-4 year olds)

    1.30 - 3
    Messy Play Under 1's Play Family Support

    Venue –  St Michael’s Hall
    £1 first child, 50p siblings

  • Parent and Toddler

    1.15 - 2.45
    Messy Play Under 1's Play Family Support

    Delivered by The Lloyd Park Centre
    £2 first child, 50p siblings
    Term time only

  • Breastfeeding Cafe

    2 - 4
    Health Information and Advice Family Support

    Delivered by HENRY

    Venue – Froth and Rind Cafe

  • Child Health Clinic

    1.30 - 3.30
    Health Information and Advice Family Support Child Development and SEND

    Delivered by NELFT and HENRY
    Venue –
    Comely Bank (buggy storage at Toy Library)
    Free

  • Thursday

  • Work Club

    9.30 - 12
    Information and Advice Education and Employment

    Delivered by JCP and Partners
    Venue – Walthamstow Children and Family Centre Hub
    Please call to book 020 8496 3511

  • Creative Kids

    10.30 - 11.30 and 1 - 2.30
    Messy Play

    Delivered by William Morris Gallery in partnership with the Lloyd Park Centre
    2nd Thursday of the month

    Term time only
    Free
    Booking essential via wmgallery.org.uk

  • Stay 2 Play (play session for all 2 year olds)

    10 -12
    Messy Play Play Family Support

    Venue – Walthamstow Children and Family Centre Hub
    Term time only
    Free

  • Stories and Rhymes

    10.15 - 11 and 11.15 - 12
    Play Family Support

    Venue – Higham Hill Library
    Term time only
    Free

  • Child Health Clinic

    12.30 - 2
    Health Information and Advice Family Support Child Development and SEND

    Delivered by NELFT
    Venue –
    The Lloyd Park Centre
    Term time only
    Free

  • Play Session

    1.30 - 3
    Messy Play Under 1's Play Family Support

    (0 – 4 year olds)
    Venue – 
    Walthamstow Children and Family Centre Hub
    £1 first child, 50p siblings

  • Someone to Belong

    1 - 2.30
    Play Family Support Invitation Only Child Development and SEND

    Venue – Walthamstow Toy Library
    Invitation only
    Term time only
    Free

  • Friday

  • Speech and Language Drop In

    9.30 - 11
    Information and Advice Family Support Child Development and SEND Speech and Language Development

    Delivered by HENRY
    Venue – 
    Church Hill Nursery School
    Term time only
    Free

  • Baby Bank Play Session

    10 - 11.30
    Play Information and Advice Family Support

    Priory Court Community Centre

    Free

  • Stories and Rhymes

    10.15 - 11 and 11.15 - 12
    Play Family Support

    Venue – Wood Street Library
    Term time only
    Free

  • Grow Wild

    1 - 2.30
    Play Family Support

    Delivered by the Lloyd Park Centre
    Venue – The Lloyd Park Centre
    £2 first child, 50p siblings

  • Saturday

  • Family Grow Wild and Speech Language Drop In (HENRY)

    10 -12
    Health Play Information and Advice Family Support Child Development and SEND Speech and Language Development

    Venue – The Lloyd Park Centre
    2nd Saturday of the month
    £2 per child, £1 per adult

  • Dad's Club

    10 - 12
    Messy Play Under 1's Play Family Support

    Venue – The Lloyd Park Centre
    Last Saturday of the month
    £3 per dad, £3 first child, 50p siblings (includes breakfast)

  • Child Health Clinic

    10.30 - 12.30
    Health Information and Advice Family Support Child Development and SEND

    Delivered by NELFT

    Walthamstow Children and Family Centre Hub

    1st and 3rd Saturday of the month

    Free

Chingford Children and Family Centre Timetable (North Neighbourhood)

Unless otherwise stated these sessions take place at the Chingford Children and Family Centre Hub (map)

  • Monday

  • Play Session (0-4 year olds)

    9.30 - 11
    Messy Play Under 1's Play Family Support

    Venue – Larkswood Primary School
    £1 first child, 50p siblings
    Term time only

  • Flourish

    10 -12
    Health Play Family Support Invitation Only

    (Post natal depression group)
    Venue – Chingford Children and Family Centre Hub
    Term time only
    Invitation only
    Free

  • Somewhere to Belong

    1.30 - 3
    Play Family Support Invitation Only Child Development and SEND

    Venue – Chingford Children and Family Centre Hub
    Invitation only
    Term time only
    Free

  • Child Health Clinic and Infant Feeding Support

    1.30 - 3.30
    Health Information and Advice Family Support Child Development and SEND

    Delivered by NELFT and HENRY
    Venue – 
    Chingford Health Centre
    Free

  • Toddler Time (18 - 35 Months)

    1.30 - 3
    Play

    Delivered by Yardley Early Years Centre
    Term time only

    Places are limited so please contact to reserve a space, 0208 523 7383

  • Tuesday

  • Tiny Tots

    9.10 - 11
    Messy Play Play

    Delivered by Yardley Early Years Centre
    Term time only

    Places are limited so please contact us to reserve a space, 0208 523 7382

  • Work Club

    9.30 - 12
    Information and Advice Education and Employment

    Delivered by JCP and Partners
    Venue – Chingford Children and Family Centre Hub
    Please call to book 020 8496 1511

  • Stay 2 Play

    9.30 - 11.30
    Messy Play Under 1's Play

    (Play session for all 2 year olds)
    Venue –Chingford Children and Family Centre Hub
    Term time only
    Free

  • You and Your New Baby

    1.30 - 3

    Pre-crawlers
    Venue
    – Chingford Children and Family Centre Hub
    £1 first child, 50p siblings

  • Speech and Language Drop In

    1.30 - 3
    Health Information and Advice Family Support Child Development and SEND Speech and Language Development

    Delivered by HENRY
    Venue – Chingford Children and Family Centre Hub
    Term time only
    Free

  • Wednesday

  • Painters and Decorators

    9.30 - 11
    Messy Play Play

    Delivered by Yardley Early Years Centre
    (18 months – 3 years)
    Term time only

    Places are limited so please to reserve a space, 0208 523 7383

  • Parent and Toddler and Childminder Drop In

    9.30 - 11.30
    Messy Play Play Family Support

    Delivered by Chapel End Early Years Centre
    Term time only

    Free

  • Music and Movement

    1.30 - 2.30
    Messy Play Under 1's Play Family Support

    Paradox Centre

    £1 first child, 50p siblings

    Term time only

  • Rollers and Crawlers (0-2 year olds)

    1.30 - 3
    Play Family Support

    Venue – Chingford Children and Family Centre Hub
    £1 first child, 50p siblings

  • Thursday

  • Play All Day

    9 - 3
    Messy Play Under 1's Play Information and Advice

    Paradox Centre

    Term time only

    £1 first child, 50p siblings

    Free for residents of the Chingford Hall Estate

  • Citizens Advice Waltham Forest

    9 - 1
    Information and Advice

    Venue – Chingford Children and Family Centre Hub
    Please call to book 020 8496 1511

  • Childminder Group

    9.30 - 11
    Messy Play Under 1's Play Information and Advice

    Delivered by LBWF
    Venue – Wyemead Centre
    Term time only

  • Family Time

    1.30 - 3
    Play

    Delivered by Yardley Early Years Centre
    Term time only
    Places are limited so please contact to reserve a space, 0208 523 7383

  • Child Health Clinic, Healthy Eating Drop In and Breastfeeding Cafe

    1.30 - 3.30
    Health Information and Advice Family Support Child Development and SEND Food and Diet

    Delivered by HENRY and NELFT
    Venue
    – Chingford Children and Family Centre Hub
    Free

  • Evening Child Health Clinic

    4.30 - 6.30
    Health Information and Advice Family Support Child Development and SEND

    Delivered by NELFT

    Chingford Health Centre

    2nd and 4th Thursday of each month

  • Friday

  • Play Session (0-4 year olds)

    9.30 - 11
    Messy Play Under 1's Play Family Support

    Venue – Chingford Children and Family Centre Hub
    £1 first child, 50p siblings

  • Stories and Rhymes

    1.15 - 2 and 2.15 - 3
    Play Family Support

    Venue – Hale End Library

    Term time only
    Free

  • Grandparents Group

    1.30 - 3
    Play Family Support

    Delivered by the Early Help Team
    Venue – Chingford Children and Family Centre Hub
    Free

  • Child Health Clinic

    1.30 - 3
    Health Information and Advice Family Support Child Development and SEND Food and Diet

    Delivered by NELFT
    Venue – Chapel End Early Years Centre
    Term time only
    Free

  • Saturday

  • Dad's Club

    10 -12
    Messy Play Under 1's Play Family Support

    Venue – Chingford Children and Family Centre Hub
    1st Saturday of the month
    £1 first child, 50p siblings

  • Speech and Language Drop In

    10 - 11.30
    Health Information and Advice Family Support Child Development and SEND Speech and Language Development

    Delivered by HENRY
    Venue
    – Chingford Children and Family Centre Hub
    1st Saturday of the month
    Term time only
    Free

Leyton Children and Family Centre Timetable (South West Neighbourhood)

Unless otherwise stated these sessions take place at the Leyton Children and Family Centre Hub (map)

  • Monday

  • Child Health Clinic

    9.30 - 11.30
    Health Information and Advice Family Support Child Development and SEND

    Delivered by NELFT
    Venue –
    Leyton Children and Family Centre Hub
    Free

  • Play Session (0-4 year olds)

    9.45 - 11.15
    Messy Play Under 1's Play Family Support

    Venue – Seddon Centre
    £1 first child, 50p siblings
    Term time only

  • Healthy Eating Drop In

    1.30 - 3
    Health Information and Advice Family Support

    Delivered by HENRY

    Venue – Leyton Children and Family Centre Hub

    Term time only

    Free

  • Messy Play

    1.30 - 3
    Messy Play Play Family Support

    Venue – Leyton Children and Family Centre Hub
    £1 first child, 50p siblings

  • Tuesday

  • Citizens Advice Waltham Forest

    9 - 1
    Health Information and Advice Child Development and SEND

    Venue – Leyton Children and Family Centre Hub
    Please call to book  020 8496 2450

  • Child Health Clinic

    9.30 - 11.30
    Health Information and Advice Family Support Child Development and SEND

    Delivered by NELFT
    Venue –
    Seddon Centre
    Free

  • You and Your New Baby

    9.30 - 11.30
    Under 1's Play Family Support

    Venue – Seddon Centre
    Free

  • Flourish

    10 - 12
    Health Family Support Invitation Only

    (post natal depression group for women)

    Venue – Leyton Children and Family Centre Hub
    Invitation only
    Free

  • Speech and Language Drop In

    10 - 11.30
    Health Information and Advice Family Support Child Development and SEND Speech and Language Development

    Delivered by HENRY
    Venue –
    Leyton Children and Family Centre Hub

    Term time only
    Free

  • Stories and Rhymes

    1 - 1.45 & 2 - 2.45
    Play Family Support Child Development and SEND

    Venue: Leyton Library

    Limited places

    Term time only

  • Wednesday

  • Breastfeeding Cafe

    1.30 - 2.30
    Health

    Venue – Kukoolala Cafe

    Jubilee Park

  • Crawlers to 2 Year Olds

    1.30 - 3
    Messy Play Play Family Support

    Venue – Leyton Children and Family Centre Hub
    £1 first child, 50p siblings

  • Speech and Language Drop In

    4.30 - 6.30
    Health Information and Advice Family Support Child Development and SEND Speech and Language Development

    Delivered by HENRY
    Venue – Leyton Children and Family Centre Hub
    3rd Wednesday of the month only

    Free

  • Thursday

  • Stories and Rhymes

    10 - 10.45 & 11.15 - 12
    Play Family Support Child Development and SEND

    Venue – Lea Bridge Library
    Term time only
    Free

  • Stay 2 Play

    1 - 3

    (Play session for all 2 year olds)
    Venue – Seddon Centre
    Term time only
    Free

  • Work Club

    1 - 3.30
    Information and Advice Education and Employment

    Delivered by JCP and Partners
    Venue – Leyton Children and Family Centre Hub
    Please call 020 8496 2442 to book

  • Somewhere to Belong

    10 - 11.30
    Play Family Support Invitation Only Child Development and SEND

    Venue –  Seddon Centre
    Invitation only
    Term time only
    Free

  • Friday

  • Child Health Clinic and Infant Feeding Support

    9.30 - 11.30
    Health Information and Advice Family Support Child Development and SEND

    Delivered by NELFT and HENRY
    Venue –
    Seddon Centre
    Free

  • Music and Movement

    10 - 11
    Play Family Support

    Venue – Emmanuel Parish Hall
    Term time only
    £1 first child, 50p siblings

  • Physical Play and Sensory Play

    9 - 10 walkers to 4 year olds, 10 - 11 children with SEND, 11 - 12 babies to crawlers
    Under 1's Play Family Support Child Development and SEND

    Leyton Children and Family Centre Hub

    Term time  only

    £1 first child, 50p siblings

  • English Conversation Club

    9.30 - 11
    Education and Employment

    Venue: Leyton Children and Family Centre Hub

    Delivered by Adult Learning Service

    This is an informal club for non-English speaking adults

    For more information please contact Shirin Hassan  020 8496 2450

  • Saturday

  • Dad's Club

    10 - 12
    Messy Play Under 1's Play Family Support

    Venue –Leyton Children and Family Centre Hub
    2nd Saturday of the month
    £1 first child, 50p siblings

Leytonstone Children and Family Centre Timetable (South East Neighbourhood)

Unless otherwise stated these sessions take place at the Leytonstone Children and Family Centre Hub (map)

  • Monday

  • Universal Money Matters

    9-1
    Information and Advice

    Citizens Advice Waltham Forest
    Venue – Leytonstone Children and Family Centre Hub
    Please call to book 020 8496 2960

  • Stories and Rhymes

    9.45 - 10.30 and 10.45 - 11.30
    Play Family Support

    Venue – Leytonstone Library
    Term time only
    Free

  • Play Session

    10 - 11.30
    Messy Play Under 1's Play Family Support

    (0-4 year olds)
    Venue – United Free Church Leytonstone
    Term time only
    £1 first child, 50p siblings

  • Breastfeeding Cafe

    10.30 - 12
    Health Information and Advice Family Support

    Venue – Le Petit Corner

  • Somewhere to Belong

    1.30 - 3
    Play Family Support Invitation Only Child Development and SEND

    Venue – Acacia Nursery School

    Invitation only
    Term time only

    Free

  • Tuesday

  • Early Help Money Matters

    9 - 1
    Information and Advice

    Citizens Advice Waltham Forest
    Venue – Leytonstone Children and Family Centre Hub

    Invitation only

  • You and Your New Baby

    10 - 11.30
    Messy Play Under 1's Play Family Support

    Venue – Leytonstone Children and Family Centre Hub

    £1 first child, 50p siblings

  • Play Session (0 - 4 year olds)

    1.30 - 3

    Venue – Langthorne Pavillion

    £1 first child, 50p siblings

  • Employment Support and Training Work Club

    1.30 - 3.30
    Information and Advice

    Delivered by JCP

    Venue – Leytonstone Children and Family Centre Hub

    Invitation only

  • Wednesday

  • Child Health Clinic

    9.30 - 11.30
    Health Information and Advice Family Support Child Development and SEND

    Delivered by NELFT
    Venue – 
    Leytonstone Children and Family Centre Hub
    Free

  • Messy Play

    1.30 - 3
    Messy Play Under 1's Play Family Support

    Venue – Leytonstone Children and Family Centre Hub

    £1 first child, 50p siblings

  • Speech and Language Drop In

    1.30 - 3
    Health Information and Advice Family Support Child Development and SEND Speech and Language Development

    Delivered by HENRY
    Venue –Leytonstone Children and Family Centre Hub
    Term time only
    Free

  • Thursday

  • Child Health Clinic and Infant Feeding Support

    9.30 - 11.30
    Health Information and Advice Family Support Child Development and SEND

    Delivered by NELFT and HENRY
    Venue – 
    Langthorne Health Centre
    Free

  • Music and Movement

    1 - 2
    Play Information and Advice

    Venue –Leytonstone Children and Family Centre Hub
    Term time only
    £1 first child, 50p siblings

  • Stay 2 Play

    9.30 - 11.30
    Messy Play Play Family Support

    (Play session for all 2 year olds)
    Venue – Snowberry Nursery
    Term time only
    Free

  • Friday

  • Crawlers to 2 Year Olds

    1.30 - 3
    Play Family Support

    Venue – Leytonstone Children and Family Centre Hub

    Term time only

    Free

  • Healthy Eating Drop In

    9.30 - 11
    Health Information and Advice Family Support

    Delivered by HENRY

    Venue – Leytonstone Children and Family Centre Hub

    Term time only

    Free

  • Physical Play and Sensory Play

    9 - 10 walkers to 4 year olds, 10 - 11 children with SEND, 11 - 12 babies to crawlers
    Play Child Development and SEND

    Venue – Leytonstone Children and Family Centre Hub

    Term time only

    £1 first child, 50p  siblings

  • Saturday

  • Dad's Club

    10 - 12
    Messy Play Under 1's Play Family Support

    Venue – Leytonstone Children and Family Centre Hub
    3rd Saturday of the month
    £1 first child, 50p siblings

  • Speech and Language Drop In

    9.30 - 11.30
    Health Information and Advice Family Support Child Development and SEND Speech and Language Development

    Venue –Leytonstone Children and Family Centre Hub
    3rd Saturday of the month
    Free

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