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Celebrating Diversity | Nurturing Potential

Here at The Limes Community and Children's Centre, we provide a fully inclusive, safe space for children and young people – with or without disabilities – to play, learn, develop and achieve.

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  • donate, Giving, Charity, Nominations, Competition

    Santa's coming early with 12 days of giving from Ecclesiastical.com 

    Please vote for us as, each day, 5-20 Dec, £1k will be donated to the charities with most nominations.

    It's super-easy to nominate, just go to https://www.ecclesiastical.com/movement-for-good/12-days/ and enter our charity number: 1099064

    Please nominate us ... it could mean more festive fun for our children & young people.

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  • Zest Kitchen, culinary, cooking, lunch, e17t

    Zest Kitchen at The Mill on Coppermill Lane – every Wednesday, 12-1.30pm, where our chefs will be presenting delicious lunch dishes for a tasty £3.

    Hailed as being 'what good, solid people-focused community work looks like', our collaboration with The Mill is going from strength-to-strength and providing vital experience for our young people.

Our services

toddler group, play, activities, e17

Tuesday/Thursday/Friday
(term-time): 9.30am to 11.30am

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

 

Family play, inclusive, Saturday, activities, E17

First Saturday of the month:
9:30am-11:30am
 
Saturday morning play 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. 

 

Wednesdays (term time): 3:30- 5:30pm
Come and join us for arts, dance, drama and music making.

 

Play scheme, holiday scheme, school holiday sessions

Schools holidays and weekends:
Contact us for details

Holiday and weekend scheme for children aged 6-12 years with Special Educational Needs, Disability or Autism.

 

schools sessions, play sessions

Contact us to discuss options
Our Play! Schools Sessions provide fun play time for SEND and non-disabled children from local primary schools. The sessions are facilitated by qualified and experienced members of The Limes Play team. 

 

 

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 
(term time): 4-6.30pm

The Club is a free, open access drop-in session for local young people aged 10-17.

 

Go For It

Friday (term time):
6:30pm-8:30pm

Join our Go For It youth club and you could enjoy going on trips out around London, seeing the sights or catching a film.

 

Teenscheme

School holidays & weekends:
Contact us for details

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

 

Wednesday (term time):
6:30pm-8:30pm

Join our youth club and you could be going on trips to central London, bowling, trying out activities such as cooking, playing on the Wii or watching films?

 

Outreach, tailored support, youth service

By arrangement
Tailored outreach support service, providing one-to-one support for children with SEND. 
Activities are led by each child’s preference, with the necessary extra support & guidance.

Zest Kitchen, Walthamstow

16 week programme.
Contact us to discuss options

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

16 week programme.
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Over the 16 weeks you will learn about growing seasons and what to grow for Zest Kitchen, how to market your produce and other important gardening skills.

 

Crafting Sessions

16 week programme.
Contact us to discuss options

Over the course of this creative programme you will learn a number of different skills used by artisans such as screen printing and carpentry, as well as other important workplace skills. 

 

Teenscheme

Contact us to discuss options
An individually tailored plan gives you the opportunity to develop a plan that centres around your needs.

 

Indivdual dates – to be advised
The Limes has always been shaped by the children we serve, their input and ideas are invaluable. Our Makers and Shapers sessions are divided into groups, by age – under 12’s and 13+.

 

Individual dates - to be advised
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.

 

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

CEO

Liz Fraser

CEO

With over 25 years working in the 'Third' sector, I am passionate about inclusion. ! seek to ensure that the voice of the child or young person is always heard and is genuinely at the heart of everything we do.

The team and I work tirelessly to ensure that real and positive changes are made, that people are listened to and that the services we provide are creative, inclusive and fun!

Beatrice Pickles

Deputy Dog…

Beatrice Pickles

Deputy Dog…

…I'm Top Dog really!

Barry Day

Caretaker/ facilities maintenance

Barry Day

Caretaker/ facilities maintenance

I am proud to be the caretaker for The Limes. My job involves general maintenance and gardening.

I love the people that I work with here. I’ve never met a nicer group of people – everyone is smiling all the time!

Pareezah Dowlut

Reception/Administration

Pareezah Dowlut

Reception/Administration

I am responsible for administration and reception and am happy to answer any queries about our services. I can also help if you are looking to book a party or hire a room, whether it's for a social event or a business meeting – we have lots to offer.

Feroza Dhuman

Reception/Administration

Feroza Dhuman

Reception/Administration

As receptionist and administrator here at The Limes I can provide information on the services we offer. I can also help if you are looking to book a social event or hire a room for a business meeting, we have plenty of options available.

James Lambert

Finance Officer

James Lambert

Finance Officer

I work in collaboration with other staff to process the sales, purchases and financial information, as well as assisting the Finance and Facilities Manager.

I also work as a Community Support Worker, which gives me the opportunity to work directly with those that attend the Limes. It’s the experience of supporting and encouraging the Young People that makes it such a rewarding and enjoyable job.

Nadin Sajakow

Impact & Engagement manager

Nadin Sajakow

Impact & Engagement manager

Getting our young people’s views heard and involving them in decision-making is the best part of my job. I also promote our services to the community and partners, fundraise and develop learning and evidence from our projects. Being around our kids is such great fun and the staff are just amazing.

Elena Christodoulou

Creative Journeys Enterprise Manager

Elena Christodoulou

Creative Journeys Enterprise Manager

I am responsible for The Creative Journeys Enterprise programme, as well as our Sunday markets – where our young people sell the products they make and grow. Before I started in this role I was a stay at home mother, a retail manager and a trainee Early Years teacher. I love The Limes because of the way it supports our community and gives a voice to the young people in East London.

Kate Rolison

Make & Create Co-ordinator

Kate Rolison

Make & Create Co-ordinator

I am coordinator for Make & Create, part of the Creative Journeys programme, teaching a variety of arts and craft techniques to young people with disabilities. I support participants to sell their wares at our monthly Sunday Market and link them with local creative organisations and practitioners, which develops their entrepreneurship.

Zahrah Vawda

Edible Forest Garden Coordinator

Zahrah Vawda

Edible Forest Garden Coordinator

I’m the coordinator for the Edible Forest Garden strand of our Creative Journey’s programme. Coming from an environmental engagement background, I create programmes that get our young people outside and engaging with nature. They learn to grow fresh foods and produce that can be used in the Zest Kitchen and sold at our monthly markets. Working at The Limes is great because you’re always surrounded by positive energy!

Stacey-Ann McNelis

Zest Kitchen Coordinator

Stacey-Ann McNelis

Zest Kitchen Coordinator

Having worked with children and adults with learning disabilities for 15 years, I am excited to be working within my local community and to lead the Zest Kitchen programme. Our aim is to support people to develop and achieve their goals while gaining valuable life skills and experience, that we hope will lead them to employment.  Creating and tasting some yummy food along the way is also a bonus!

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. 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 Request call back