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


Sainsbury’s Leyton Midland choose us as Charity of the Year

Sainsburys Leyton Midland Charity of the YearThank you to Sainsbury’s new Leyton Midland store for choosing us as your charity of the year! Read more …

New arrivals

Dolls in knitted clothesA big thank you to Joyce Bailey who kindly knitted matching outfits for two of our newly arrived dolls. Read more …

Urgent but easy: help us remain a TSB charity of the year!

TSB Charity of the yearPlease help us to remain as one of TSB Bank’s charities of the year for a further year — it’s quick, easy and won’t cost you anything. It only takes a couple of minutes but hurry, the deadline is Tuesday 30 May 2017 at 5pm! Read more …

Quiz night raises over £1,100

Quiz night raises over £1,100Our charity quiz night at Ye Olde Rose & Crown on 20 April 2017 was a great success — we raised a grand total of £1,178.25 including a cash prize for reaching the leader board of top fundraisers in April! Read more …

Walk for Peace

Charity Walk for Peace graphicCarefree Kids staff Marta and Sophia and volunteer Gudrun attended the Walk for Peace Pre Charity Walk Dinner Held at The Old Town Hall, Stratford on the 3 March 2017, and they were amazed by the generosity and warm welcome of the Ahmediyya Muslim Elders Association. Read more …

Read Carefree Kids’ wonderful volunteer Jill Lovells’ interview in The E List magazine April 2017

Jill Lovells The E List graphicOur volunteer Jill Lovells has been interviewed for The E List magazine. Here’s a tasty snippet! Read more …


Poetry competition book of winning poems now on Ebay

Poetry competition graphicYou can now buy our winning anthology of poems ‘Crying for the Lost Tigers’ from last year’s poetry competition for only £10 on eBay. Details are here.


2017 Calendar

2017 Calendar graphicHappy 2017! We’ve produced two pdf calendars you might find useful. One with Waltham Forest school term dates, one for general use. Read more…


Do you want to be our new Chair of trustees?

Chair of trutees graphicUse your skills to help local children. We are looking for a new Chair to work with our dynamic board of trustees in providing leadership and strategic direction to our well-established charity. Read more …

Volunteer’s birthday raises £475

Birthday cake fundraising graphicOne of our volunteers celebrating a rather special birthday raised a total of £475 for Carefree Kids instead of birthday presents. Read more …


Carefree Kids chosen as Sainsbury’s Beckton Charity of the Year

Sainsbury's Charity of the YearCarefree Kids is very pleased to have been chosen by customers of Sainsbury’s Beckton to be their Charity of the Year’ for 2016/2017. Thank you! Read more …


New trustees wanted!

Trustees graphicAre you interested in being a trustee for Carefree Kids? We have vacancies coming up this summer including for a new chair of the trustees. Read more …

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.

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 …


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.

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Attendee at our summer study day

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‘Thank you for a great study day. It was really interesting and inspiring.  It was nice to meet other people connected to CFK and I enjoyed being outside on such a nice day.’

Special Educational Needs Coordinator

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You’re so helpful. It really does benefit the children so much.

Class teacher about a child excluded three times for aggression

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“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!”