Swings & Smiles - OFSTED short breaks

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
Telephone
01635285170
E-mail
office@swingsandsmiles.co.uk
Website
Swings & Smiles Website
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/swingsandsmiles
Twitter
https://twitter.com/swingsandsmiles

Where to go

Name
Swings & Smiles
Address
A Place 2 Play
Lower Way
Thatcham
Postcode
RG19 3RR
Notes

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 and Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 term time. Our respite runs on selected Saturdays and through the school holidays. Please visit the website for more information.

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£45 per day
£10 per session
Details
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.

Availability

Age Ranges
Referral required
No
Referral Details

There is no referral required however we do have a registration process that must be followed and respite needs to be discussed with a member of staff before it can be booked. 

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

Outdoors

  • 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.

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