Swings & Smiles - OFSTED short breaks

Last updated: 20/01/2023

We run sessions after school and twice a month on a Saturday where children can come and spend time with their friends. Play leaders run lots of activities to keep everyone busy including music and cooking. 

After school groups cost £10 per session and must be booked and paid for in advance, per term. Saturday sessions are £45 per day and half days are £25.

All respite is for children aged 5 years and older, the team at Swings & Smiles will work with families to get to know children prior to them attending these groups. We ask that before a child attends a respite session they visit our family play sessions 2 times. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ellora Neate
Contact Position
Senior Play Leader
Swings & Smiles Website

Where to go

Swings & Smiles
A Place 2 Play
Lower Way
RG19 3RR

We have a wheelchair friendly venue including an accessible wheelchair swing in our garden. We have ceilings hoisted fitted across our sensory room along with a portable hoist which can be used in other areas of the building. Our changing room is fitted with a hoist and a height adjustable changing table. We have plenty of spaces for fun activities including our sensory room and activity room. 

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Mondays, Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 and Tuesdays 3.30-6.00 term time. Our respite runs on selected Saturdays and through the school holidays. Please visit the website for more information.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£45 per day
£10 per session
Our full day respite sessions are £45, half days cost £25. Our after school club respite cost £10 per session and will be invoiced for the full term.


Age Ranges
Referral required
Referral Details

In order to access respite families must first register with Swings & Smiles and then complete a copy of our care plan form. 2 family play sessions must be attended before respite. 

Other notes

We provide many opportunities for play, cooking, art, sport and much more. We have a personal care room with adjustable hoist. Our garden is totally secure and the building is on one level. We have ceiling hoists across our sensory room. We are now OFSTED registered which allows us to offer respite to children from 5-18. 

  • Sensory room
  • Activity room


  • Open space for play
  • Sensory garden, including mud kitchen
  • Fully accessible swings – including wheelchair swing
  • In-ground trampoline
  • Mini golf
  • Large slide and climbing frame
  • Interactive sensory area

All these facilities contribute to a range of experiences which can be stimulating or restful as required. They create an environment in which those with special needs and their families can be themselves and grow together.

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
We are nut free at Swings & Smiles

Quality checks

  • DBS check

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