West Berkshire Mencap Playscheme

Please note we are unsure when playscheme will be able to run again due to COVID

Playscheme for children/young people with additional needs. 
Playscheme runs over the Easter and Summer Holidays taking children aged 3 to 19 years with a wide range of abilities and needs. Each child is given a one to one volunteer carer for the day.  There are also 6 highly skilled and experienced staff on site.

Playscheme also allows the children the opportunity to access occasional trips out as well as the facilities on offer at the centre. For more information or to find out about booking a place Call 01635 41464.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Megan Rawlings
Contact Position
Children's Services Manager
01635 569875
West Berkshire Mencap

Where to go

Enborne Gate, Enborne Road
Mencap, Enborne Gate
Enborne Road
RG14 6AT

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£36.00 per day


Age Ranges

Age Range Notes

From 3 years 0 months to 19 years 0 months

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Childcare Information


Need to self refer to register with our service before places offered. First come first served basis.
Date updated
Vacancy range(s)
Vacancy range(s)
PlacesStart AgeEnd Age

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Are you intending to provide 30 Hours?
Are you registered to provide 30 Hours?

Waiting List

Do you have a waiting list?

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 09:30 15:30
Tuesday 09:30 15:30
Thursday 09:30 15:30
Friday 09:30 15:30

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
28/07/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
04/08/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
04/08/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding

Local Offer


Our Holiday Playscheme runs for one week at Easter and three weeks over the summer holidays, catering for children aged 3 - 18 years.

Children aged 11 - 18 attend Monday and Thursday

Children aged 3 - 11 attend Tuesday and Friday

Access to soft play, sensory room, fully equipped playground, large selection of toys, crafting and cooking activities.

Children are taken on trips to local amenities such as swimming, ten-pin bowling and local farm parks.

Contact Name
Megan Rawlings
Contact Telephone
01635 569875
Contact Email
SEN Provision Type
Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Medical, Specific Literacy Difficulties, Speech & Language Difficulties, Behavioural, Emotional & Social Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Physical Disability, Hearing Impairment, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties, Visual Impairment
Local Offer Age Bands
0 to 1
1 to 4
5 to 7
7 to 11
12 to 14
15 to 16
16 to 18
Needs Level

General Provider

Is your service accessible? (consider in general terms how you make your service accessible, in addition to any specific premises issues)

Our Centre is fully accessible for people with disabilities. Changing room with tracking hoist, sensory room with tracking hoist and soft play with tracking hoist mobile hoist available on request. Please contact us to discuss your child's individual needs and any medical requirements.

What are the eligibility criteria for your service? (please include any age restrictions, types of need catered for etc)

The service is available to children aged 3 - 18 years with a disability

How are referrals/applications made to your service? (include details of who can refer/apply and referral and application process)

parents / carers can self-refer. Referrals can be made by other agencies, social workers, schools etc. To request a registration form, please call or e-mail.

What is your service standard for responding to referrals/accessing services? (include timescales for responding to referrals and accessing services)

We aim to respond and arrange a home visit within three weeks of receiving a referral, unless it is urgent. Booking forms are sent out approx. six weeks prior to the club and places are given on a first come, first served basis.

Are children, young people, parents / carers charged for your service?
Inspection outcomes/quality awards

Ofsted Registration Number 955621.

Feedback and complaints procedure

The service conducts an annual customer satisfaction survey which provides an opportunity to provide feedback and comments on the service. However, we are keen to ensure that any issues are addressed by ourselves at the earliest opportunity and complaints and compliments should be addressed in the first instance to the manager of the service verbally or by phone / email as follows: Name Telephone Email Should the complaint relate to the manager of the service (or dissatisfaction with the way an existing complaint has been handled) then complaints should be addressed to the CEO as follows: : Sara Vaughan -  West Berkshire Mencap The Mencap Centre Enborne Gate Enborne Road Newbury Berkshire RG14 6AT Tel. 01635 41464 sara.Vaughan@wbmencap.org

How will I know my child will be safe using this service?

A registration form is completed, detailing all of your child's needs. All staff are fully trained and undertake additional medical training when a need arises. We are inspected by Ofsted. Risk Assessments are carried out on all activities and equipment, and we have a high staff-to-child ratio, using trained and checked volunteers to provide on-to-one support for the children. All staff are subject to safer recruitment procedures and are DBS checked and trained.

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