Our role is to provide play sessions including music and movement and messy play, health workshops and support to families with children under five years of age on a range of topics.
We offer almost 80 sessions per week for families and children in nearly 30 locations across Chingford, Leyton, Leytonstone and Walthamstow.
We work in partnership with the North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT), Health Exercise and Nutrition for the Really Young (HENRY), and Waltham Forest’s Early Help team.
They run child health clinics and offer speech and language therapy, infant feeding support, healthy living guidance, as well as family support services.
Early Education – learning through play
We believe young children learn best through play. See our timetable of play sessions for children aged 0-4 years and their parents including sessions for fathers, new babies, crawlers and 2-year-olds.
We also offer TOPS – a smaller group for families who may be concerned about their child’s learning and development, special educational need or disability.
Support to Families
We believe all families need support from time to time. Our staff are available to talk about parenting, child development and any other concerns about family life.
We offer parenting programmes, Flourish (a post-natal depression support group), Baby Bank and food bank referrals and can offer some one-to-one support to parents within our play sessions.
Our support is usually short term. Where families would benefit from more intense support we can refer to a range of other local support services.