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Places to go for families

If you are looking for fun days out or somewhere to go with your family or friends, please see this section for a range of ideas. Looking for things to do for the family? Visit the Things to do section to find details of farms, leisiure centres,…

Recycling your waste and greener living

On this page you will find some useful information on recycling your waste and greener living, including details of services available, related guidance pages and quick links to helpful websites.

Eating disorders and obesity

There are several different types of eating disorder, the most common being anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. Eating disorders are mental health conditions that all involve an unhealthy relationship with food and eating, and often an intense fear of being overweight. If you have an…

Counselling

Counselling is a type of talking therapy or psychological therapy. It involves talking to a counsellor about your problems. Counsellors are trained to listen sympathetically and can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings.  People sometimes use the word counselling to refer to talking therapies in…

Complementary and alternative therapies

Complementary and alternative therapies are those that fall outside of mainstream healthcare. Everything from acupuncture and homeopathy to aromatherapy, meditation and colonic irrigation can be considered complementary or alternative. This section has information on those that offer complementary or alternative therapies. As with details on other areas…

Getting involved in your child's education

As a parent, you will already know that you are your child’s most valuable teacher. The lessons they learn at home will affect how they interact with other people and the world around them. And, like most parents, you will probably want to do all…

Secondary schools

If your child’s time at primary school comes to an end next summer, then this autumn term is the time to start thinking about what secondary school you want them to go to. Why start thinking now? Because your child won’t automatically be given a…

Education and schools

One of the most important areas where you can support your child is in their schooling. When parents are involved in their children's education they tend to enjoy school more, go to their lessons regularly, get better results and have fewer problems with their behaviour.…

Home based childcare

Home based childcare (also referred to as nannies or au pairs) work within a family's home and can help with childcare and other household duties. If you are considering using a home based childcare provider you will need to decide the best way to do this. You…

Pre-schools in Redbridge

Pre-schools generally offer part time childcare for children from 2 to 5 years of age, where young children under statutory school age have the opportunity to learn through play. Pre-schools may also be called playgroups, nurseries or kindergartens. Ofsted inspect all registered childcare providers in…
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