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 on Saturday 23 April 2016

Book now for our next Study Day on Saturday 23 April 2016. Everybody is welcome — volunteers old and new and other interested parties. Guest chef and and nutrition event, case studies, guest speakers, role play, safeguarding and more! Read more and how to book …

Trustee meeting at fire station

Carefree Kids will be holding their next trustee meeting on Tuesday 1 March at Walthamstow Fire Station. The meeting will start at 6.30pm. 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.

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.

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!”

Special Educational Needs Coordinator

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

Enquiring prospective volunteer

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