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.

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Latest news

Autumn Study Day 

Saturday 7 November 2015

Book now for our next Study Day on Saturday 7 November. Everybody welcome. Free. Guest speaker and lots of lively activities. Lunch available (£3).

More information and how to book: Study Day


Mad about football? 50 free tickets to give away — but hurry!

Carefree Kids, is being given 50 FREE TICKETS for a match at Leyton Orient on Saturday 21 November 2015. Leyton Orient will be playing York at 3pm.

We would like to invite local young people and their parent / carer to apply for a ticket to join us on the day.

Some tickets will include the opportunity to be a child flag bearer who will parade and greet the players and officials onto the pitch. Read more and how to apply.

New Resources section

Carefree Kids has launched a new Resources section on our website which will include information sheets with lots of ideas for online courses to join, videos to watch, websites to visit and information to read. Our first information sheet — Play & Play Therapy — is already there. Go to the Resources section.

Coming Through Exhibition

Two or our volunteer play workers are also artists and they have put together an exciting exhibition at the Centre for Better Health in Hackney in the first two weeks of November.

The opening is on the 6 November 2015 anytime between 5-9pm and everyone is welcome. Read more…

Shopping at Waitrose Stratford? Support Carefree Kids!

We are delighted to let you know that Carefree Kids has been selected as one of the Community Matters charities for the month of October 2015 at Waitrose Stratford in Westfield Stratford City.

If you happen to be shopping in the branch do please put your green coins in the Carefree Kids box!

Sell-out Carefree Grooves concert raises over £1,400

Carefree Grooves concert

Our benefit concert Carefree Grooves at Ye Olde Rose & Crown on 15 July was a great success — a full-house, all tickets sold and it raised just over £1,400.

Read more and see a short video from the concert …

Fundraising initiative raises nearly £900

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Car boot sale raises £200 — Thank you Cindy!

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Carefree Kids Chatterbox Thursday evenings — join in!

One of our valued volunteers have recently started a blog / reading group online that meets live between 8pm and 9pm on Thursday evenings. Read more …

Local teenagers raise £338 for Carefree Kids in just a few hours

The Challenge fundraising on Walthamstow MarketTen 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.

Parent and volunteer with Carefree Kids

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‘I do not believe I would have the relationships I have with my own children if I had not been taught a different way and to view children in a different light.’


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‘I know it is not just the work I am doing, but it feels great to think that I have been part of the change.  Hearing that was better than getting paid or winning the lottery!’

Enquiring prospective volunteer

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Everyone speaks so highly of Carefree Kids, people at Uni and on Google.