How Does SNAP Work?
The playscheme works to provide a varied and interesting activity programme implemented by staff and volunteers. We operate a one to three staff ratio (one staff member has responsibility to three children). For some service users who need additional support, help may be increased.
The schemes have access to practical school facilities and SNAP provides the play equipment. A playscheme session runs from 10am - 3pm (times will vary for trips out).
Why Is Play important?
Children and young people use play to develop, learn and practise skills. From expressing creativity and using their initiative to building social relationships, it is a time when they're free to experiment and explore.
Our Inclusion Policy
We recognise that all service users have the right to play and that those with special needs may require support in order to participate fully. An environment is promoted in which children and young people are accepted and integrated, whilst encouraged to be independent.
Who Supports The Play Schemes?
We have a mixture of qualified and experienced staff, contracted by SNAP.
Several checks are carried out before a member of staff can participate in a playscheme, including an enhanced CRB (Criminal Records Bureau police check), two references, and a health check.