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A place for children with special needs and their families to play together.  We offer a range of fun and exciting activites including:

  • Purpose built, accessible soft play area
  • Sensory room
  • Art and craft activities
  • Cooking
  • Sibling support
  • Outside play area

We also hold parent coffee mornings every Friday morning.

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Laura Lewis
Contact Position
Charity Director
Telephone
01635 285170
E-mail
office@swingsandsmiles.co.uk
Website
Swings and Smiles

Where to go

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

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open 7 days a week, check website for further details.
Time of day
Evening
Afternoon
Morning
Session Information
Open all year round

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5 per session

Availability

Age Ranges
Referral required
No
Referral Details

Sessions must be booked in advance by emailing office@swingsandsmiles.co.uk or telephoning 01635 285170

Local Offer

Description

Swings & Smiles provide play opportunities for children with special needs and their families.

Contact Name
Laura Lewis
Contact Telephone
01635 285170
Contact Email
laura@swingsandsmiles.co.uk
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
19 plus

General Provider

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

Yes, we have a fully accessible soft play room, including hoist for the ball pool.

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

There are no set criteria, if you are unable to access a mainstream activity then Swings & Smiles may be the place for you.

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

No referral necessary

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

No referral necessary

Who provides / funds your service?
Voluntary/Charitable
Are children, young people, parents / carers charged for your service?
Yes
Details of charges, whether any help is available with costs

£5 per session. Cost of sessions should not stop families attending, please contact us if this is the case and we can discuss this further.

Inspection outcomes/quality awards

N/A

Feedback and complaints procedure

There is a complaints and compliments policy available.

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

All adults and volunteers DBS checked. Full risk assessments done of all rooms and activities.

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