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

Study Day

Sat 28 February 2015

9.30am-4pm

RSVP by: Wed 25 Feb 2015

We are holding our spring 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 28 Feb 2015

Download a 2015 Calendar

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.

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.

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.’  (April 2011)

Volunteer

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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!’ (December 2011)

Volunteer

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‘It has been a fantastic experience volunteering with Carefree Kids.  There are challenges but it’s also been rewarding when I have seen a change in a child, I have learnt so much.’ (July 2011)