Waste service strike

A number of Tower Hamlets Council frontline waste service workers and street cleansers will be going on strike from 18 September to 1 October due to a national pay dispute.  

Despite the council working to maintain services for residents, the strike will impact collections and cleansing across the borough. We apologise in advance for the disruption this will cause. 

Find out more about the strike.


There are a number of infant schools and nurseries in Tower Hamlets offering pre-school education for children under the age of five who live in the borough.

Tower Hamlets Family Information Service also provides information for parents and carers who are looking for private and voluntary day care. This includes information on local initiatives, childcare providers, nursery education grants, working tax credit and childcare tax credit.

Applying to a nursery school

Nursery education is offered to children from birth to five years, but some nurseries will only take children from age two.

Nursery and childcare funding

The nursery education grant provides financial assistance towards the cost of private nursery, playgroup or childminder fees.