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  • Market on Sunday 24th September 12.00 - 3.00pm

    Perfect for your all gift shopping,  Disabled young people will be using their talents to make their own wares to be sold alongside established, local creatives.

    Stalls are available for hire at £10 and we will provide the table, table cover and gazebo.

    Call 020 8509 8985 for details

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    Check out the positions available in our jobs section. You may find the job you have been looking for!

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Our services

Holiday Playschemes in E17

Join us for holiday fun at The Limes. Activities include trips out around London, cooking, treasure hunts, water fights, sensory play, music making and much more.

Tanz toddlers in E17

Come and meet other local parents, enjoy our fabulous facilities, planned play experiences and interactive singing and story time. 

Saturday morning play session for all the family. Scoot around our adventure playground, make a mess at our arts and crafts table or chill out in our sensory room. 

Sensory Playtime at The Limes Walthamstow

Specialist Toddler group for children with Special Educational Needs, Disability or Autism and their families.

Come and join us for arts, dance, drama and music making.

Teenscheme

An individual tailored plan gives you the opportunity to develop a plan that centres around you.

Out and About

At The Limes we love going on trips, we have been all over London

Each term we meet to discuss and plan next steps, consult on new services and offer support on a variety of issues faced by parents of disabled children.

Top of The Limes

Would you like to go on trips to central London, bowling, try out activities such as cooking, playing on the Wii or watching films?

Go For It

Enjoy going on trips out around London, seeing the sights or catching a film?

Teenscheme

Activities include trips out bowling, boating, trampoline centres  and events and museums in central London as well as cooking, outdoor games, survival skills and Nintendo WII tournaments.

Zest Kitchen, Walthamstow

Zest Kitchen is part of our Creative Journeys project and offers a 16 week programme during which you will be taught barista skills, baking skills and how to run front of house.

Edible Forest Garden

Over the 16 weeks you will learn about what vegetables to grow when, what vegetables are best for the market, how to market your products and other important gardening skills.

Crafting Sessions

Over 16 weeks you will learn a number of different skills used by artisans such as screen printing, carpentry as well as other important workplace skills. 

Friends Empowered

Friends Empowered is a self advocacy group for young people (18-25) with learning disabilities.

The Limes has always been shaped by the children and families that we serve. Our Makers and Shapers sessions are divided by age ( under 12’s and 13+).

Read what children and young people think about The Limes.

Our mission

Enjoy

Here at the Limes we make our services fun - and many people come back time and time again because they enjoy it.

Achieve

We help everyone at the Limes to achieve their potential - socially, emotionally and educationally.

Participate

We encourage and enable equal participation for everyone. We provide a very wide range of activities and have superb facilities.  

More about us

We are a small community and children's centre in Walthamstow.

We  provide opportunities to play and participate for disabled children and young people.

Our team of Trustees, Volunteers and Staff work together to support disabled children and young people, along with their able-bodied peers.

Through a range of services and activities, as well as special projects we enable children and young people to reach their full potential socially, emotionally and educationally.

Parents believe their child is more independent since coming to the Limes: 65%
Parents believe their wellbeing has improved since their child started accessing services at The Limes: 92%
Agree/ agree strongly that their child is happier since attending the Limes: 84%
Agree/ agree strongly that their child likes coming to the Limes 100%
Believe their child is more confident since attending sessions at the Limes: 83%

Our staff

Liz Fraser

Director

Liz Fraser

Director

My role is to lead the management team to deliver the best services possible. 

I work hard to make opportunities to hear the voice of the children and young people we work for and to implement changes needed. 

Alex Salmond

Office Manager

Alex Salmond

Office Manager

Alex joined The Limes as Office Manager this summer. Alex works to ensure the Limes runs efficiently and smoothly.

Her role includes keeping the building safe, secure and operational as well as maintaining all the Finance, HR and Office systems and making sure all the staff are happy.

Elen Evans

Child and Family Support Coordinator

Elen Evans

Child and Family Support Coordinator

My job is to coordinate all the services for children aged from birth to 12 years.

This includes our Toddler groups, School groups, Holiday and Saturday Play scheme’s, Family play sessions and SPLAT!, our creative after school group.

Ana Ramos

Sensory Play Worker

Ana Ramos

Sensory Play Worker

I work with the Child and Family Support Coordinator planning and delivering services for children from birth to twelve years old. Together we develop fun (sometimes messy) activities for the children attending the Toddler group, Family Playtime, after school creative arts session, Playschemes and any short break service.

Karen Poole

Income Generation Officer

Karen Poole

Income Generation Officer

I am responsible for generating income from sales and rentals and developing personal, corporate and community fundraising initiatives. I can also help if you are looking to book a party or hire a room for a business meeting or discuss the options for holding a social event at The Limes.

Feroza

Receptionist

Feroza

Receptionist

Hi I’m Feroza the Receptionist and Administrator here at The Limes, my role is to ensure the centre is a welcoming and safe environment for all our children, young people and users.

Birthday parties and venue hire

Birthday parties

Your child can have a fantastic birthday party at the Limes. We have a large hall for eating, playing dancing and entertaining. We have soft play area with ballpit, slide and trampoline, a fantastic sensory room and a unique outdoor playground.

We can even organise bouncy castles, entertainers and face painting.

Call us on the number below or send us an quick enquiry and we'll call you back.

Call 0208 509 8985 Request call back

Room and venue hire

The Limes in Walthamstow is a great place for meetings of all sorts. We have a hall to accommodate large events, and some smaller rooms for break-out sessions and smaller meetings. We are perfectly placed for public transport and have local free parking.

We can provide training equipment like flipcharts, digital projectors and Internet connectivity as well as top class catering.

Call 0208 509 8985 Request call back