Parents and staff at Waltham Forest open day

HENRY in Waltham Forest

UPDATE January 2022: See our new events calendar page to check the activities taking place across Waltham Forest.

The Best Start with HENRY service supports families with children aged 0-5 to provide the best and healthiest start in life for their children.

Find out more

Our family services cover four key themes:

We offer free support to all families in the borough with children aged 0-5.  We can provide this support by phone, video call or face-to-face.

Infant feeding – breast, bottle or mixed

  • A dedicated infant feeding helpline, staffed by our local practitioners (0208 496 5222). Get practical and emotional support with breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and mixed feeding.
  • Six appointment only sessions running across Waltham Forest each week, see our events page for more information.
  • Support with infant feeding during coronavirus – read more here.

Healthy families and Dental health

  • Drop-in sessions to chat with one of our HENRY nutritionists for support around healthy eating, weight concerns, starting solids, active play and much more! No appointment necessary - visit the events page to find out more
  • Telephone or video appointments are available if you cannot attend a face-to-face session. Please contact the team to book -
  • An updated dentist list so you can find a dentist in the borough. We update this list every six weeks. 
  • A free Healthy Families Group Programme running across the term both face-to-face and virtually. Meet local parents and explore guidance and solutions to issues such as parenting confidence, what children and family eat and enjoying life as a family.  Read more here.
  • Starting Solids and Healthy Teeth  workshops taking place every fortnight for local families. These sessions are run face-to-face and virtually. Visit the events page to find out more.

Speech & language

  • Support with your child’s language development and communication, by phone or video call with our speech and language therapists. 

If you’re interested in finding out more about how we can help you, the first step is to call us
(020 8496 5223) or email

You can also follow us on social media:

Instagram: HENRYinwalthamforest

Facebook: WFHENRYHealth

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Mother breastfeeding baby


Getting in touch

Please get in touch to find out more about how HENRY can help - or for an informal chat if you're concerned about feeding your baby, your child's eating, teeth or speech and language development.

020 8496 5223 – General enquiries

020 8496 5222 – Infant feeding helpline (available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)


HENRY Training for Early Years Practitioners

Our HENRY training is designed to build the skills of practitioners working in early years settings to provide effective support for families and children.

A Healthy Start in Childcare Training
To develop early years settings ability to provide healthy routines, food and activity for children in their care. Read more here.

Dental Health Promotion Training
To develop the knowledge and skills to deliver oral health messages and support effective oral hygiene routines.  Read more here


HENRY offers great volunteering opportunities in Waltham Forest for people who are able to give some unpaid time helping to support children to have the best possible start in life.
Click here to find out more about volunteering with HENRY.

HENRY Waltham Forest Events

For a full calendar of all the HENRY events happening in the Waltham Forest area please click here


London Borough of Waltham Forest logo, Lloyd Park Children's Charity logo, HENRY logo
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Boy playing with abacus
Mum with baby
HENRY Wellbeing Journey

Information about the 4 week Wellbeing Journey and HENRY Buddies 

Baby crawling
What is Best Start with HENRY?

More information for commissioners and practitioners

Mum with child
General enquiries

For more information and support, contact:
020 8496 5223

infant feeding helpline
Infant feeding helpline

For help and support, call 020 8496 5222
(available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)

HENRY volunteer
Volunteer with us

Great volunteering opportunities for people who want to support children and families