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HENRY in Waltham Forest

The Best Start with HENRY service supports families with children aged 0-5 to provide the best and healthiest start in life for their children.

Find out more

Take a look at the Best Start general service leaflet (also available in Polish and Urdu). Our family services cover four key themes:

If you’re interested in finding out more about how we can help you, the first step is to call us
020 8496 5223) or pop to your nearest children’s centre for our next neighbourhood drop-in session (see the links above).

We can talk about services that can support your family: for example this could be a place on our Steps to Speaking course, going to a Starting Solids workshop, a dental outreach session or a home visit for infant feeding support.

Want to know what’s on in your local area? See the full schedule of events.

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Mother breastfeeding baby


Getting in touch

Please get in touch to find out more about how HENRY can help - or for an informal chat if you're concerned about feeding your baby, your child's eating, teeth or speech and language development.

020 8496 5223 – General enquiries

020 8496 5222 – Infant feeding helpline (available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm – for out of hours support click on the infant feeding links above, in English, Polish and Urdu)


HENRY offers great volunteering opportunities in Waltham Forest for people who are able to give some unpaid time helping to support children to have the best possible start in life.
Click here to find out more about volunteering with HENRY.

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Baby crawling
What is Best Start with HENRY?

More information for commissioners and practitioners

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General enquiries

For more information and support, contact:
020 8496 5223

infant feeding helpline
Infant feeding helpline

For help and support, call 020 8496 5222
(available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)

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Volunteer with us

Great volunteering opportunities for people who want to support children and families