Special Needs Activities and Play (SNAP), Hertfordshire

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SNAP is a holiday play scheme run by St Albans Mencap for children and young people aged 4-19 years old. We cater for a wide range of learning disabilities and run in St Albans, Hatfield, Hemel, and Welwyn during the Christmas, Easter, and Summer holidays.

Children and young people use play to develop and learn. From expressing creavity and using their initiative, it's a time to experiment and explore as well as build great social relationship. We at SNAP believe play is one of the most important building blocks. An environment is promoted in which children and young people are accepted and integrated, whilst encouraged to be independent.

Our playscheme works to provide a varied and interesting activity programme provided by staff and trained volunteers. We have a one to three staff ratio (one staff member to three children) and for those with additional needs, help can be increased. All staff and volunteers are subject to an enhanced CRB check, two references, and a health check up to make sure we provide you with qualified and safe staff that you can trust.

Our schemes have access to school facilities and SNAP provides the play equipment. Each session runs from 10am - 3pm, although times will vary for trips out.

Our playschemes run during the Easter, Summer and Christmas school holidays and are based in various special schools:

Hemel (Collett School/Hobbs Hill Wood School)
St Albans (Watling View School/Fleetville Junior School)
Hatfield (Southfield School)
Welwyn (Lakeside School)

We also run our playschemes during the February, May and October half-term holidays in St Albans.

You can download a form and find out more on how to apply here. Each day is £15 but there are concessions available for low income households.

You can find your nearest YC Hertfordshire project for people with additional needs here.


Venue: Hemel Hempstead,, St Albans,, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield AL3 4DR

Age Range: 4-19

Cost: £15 per day

Timing and Repeats:
Holiday, half-term and Saturday playschemes, 10am-3pm

Booking Info: Booking always needed

Contact: Lauren Walker, tel:07920 426378

Organisation: SNAP Herts, tel: 07920 800304, email: karenjarvis@stalbansmencap.org.uk, website: click here...

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