Carefree Kids is a children’s charity based in the London Borough of Waltham Forest
Since 2004 we have been providing emotional support to children, teenagers and their parents and carers.
We use non-directive therapeutic play, art therapy, dramatherapy and dance/movement therapy to help release troubling emotions that may be difficult to communicate verbally or in other ways.
Book now and get into the Carefree Grooves with our charity fundraising concert featuring local musicians on Wednesday 15 July 2015.
An exciting and vibrant evening featuring Afro-beat, Reggae, West African Percussion, Folk and Poetry
New job vacancy
We are seeking a qualified therapist, with strong operational skills and experience, for a job-share Co-ordinator role.
- Hours: 14 hours per week initially, ideally to be worked on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
- Salary: £30,600 Per Annum (Pro-rata)
- Contract: Fixed term to 31 August 2016 and beyond, pending funding
- Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 10 June 2015
- Interviews: Wednesday 17 and Friday 19 July 2015
We have been nominated by Barchester Green Investment for the Aviva Community Fund. If you register now you will get 10 votes — you can spread them around or use them all to support us! The winning charity will receive £5, 000! Vote now using the link below:
Summer Study Day
Saturday 20 June 2015
RSVP by: Wednesday 17 June 2015
We are holding our summer term study day at Forest School. All welcome — volunteers old and new/other interested parties. Free entry.
Find out more and how to book: Study Day 20 June 2015
Today we’re launching an appeal to raise funds for our Learning and Resource Centre, which is vital to our work. Please donate! Read more …
Download a handy free Carefree Kids calendar showing Waltham Forest school dates. There’s also a version without school dates. Click here for your 2015 Calendar.
Ten local teenagers recruited through The Challenge — a charity that runs youth and community programmes with the aim of mixing diverse groups of people with each other — raised £338 for Carefree Kids in just a few hours this summer — money that will go towards buying a new laptop for Carefree Kids’ training work. Read more …
New videos added
See our two videos, made for us at no charge by Chime Communications. This video is hosted on YouTube. Carefree Kids is not responsible for any other material shown by YouTube and cannot control suggestions that YouTube may make of other videos to watch.
Update 4 February 2015: See our new video My Brilliant Moment from Community Channel TV on YouTube where Ros Kane explains what inspired her to found Carefree Kids.
‘CFK has been a real success this year, not only for S, but for others as well, if the feedback from parents was anything to go by.’
Class teacher about a child excluded three times for aggression
“S is much calmer in class and has changed a lot. Her behaviour is much better. She will sit and concentrate. She did a maths test recently and moved up two sub-levels. This is unheard of for S. and I didn't believe it so I made her take it again. And she did it again!”
Child to volunteer
“Why didn’t you come in Year 2? My life started when you came”