The Education Network for Waltham Forest
Supported by Waltham Forest

HENRY - the Best Start service

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The Best Start service from UK charity HENRY has been commissioned by the London Borough of Waltham Forest to deliver outcomes for families with children aged 0 to 5. The contract runs from September 2016 to August 2019, with a potential extension for another two years.

At HENRY we are passionate about babies and young children getting the best possible start in life. This means supporting the whole family to make positive lifestyle changes, creating healthier and happier home environments, and building healthier communities.

The Best Start service comprises of 4 teams:

  • Infant feeding – (breast, bottle or mixed)
  • Healthy eating
  • Dental health 
  • Speech & language

We offer services that can support families: 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.

We also offer training to Early Years practitioners and health professionals that work in the community to support you working with families. 

If you would like to speak to a member of the Waltham Forest Best Start team, please email or ring 020 8496 5223.

Click on the links below to go through to our pages explaining more about the service and what it offers:

Introducing HENRY and the Best Start Team

Support for Parents

Training for EY Practitioners

HENRY Resources

Healthy Recipes

HENRY Waltham Forest Website Link

HENRY Waltham Forest on Twitter

HENRY Waltham Forest on Facebook


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Last updated: 09 May 2018 by Barry Fong