SNAP Specialist Play

SNAP Specialist Play

The first 1,000 days of a child’s life are important for a child’s healthy growth, setting a course for physical, behavioural, social and emotional development.

SNAP is the charity for pre-school children (and families), with additional and complex needs, providing practical and creative support, empowering children to have a ‘voice’, express their needs, and to meet their potential, through the power of play.


Since 1993, working in collaboration with paediatricians, health and education professionals in Pembrokeshire, SNAP has ensured that children with additional and complex needs are given every opportunity to thrive.  

Knowing the importance of the power of play, children we care for are supported to reach their development milestones and transition into playgroup settings.  

At the same time, we help families to become optimistic and stronger, better equipped to give their child the best possible start in life.  


Provide play therapy sessions to enhance children’s development and enable them to become ambitious, capable learners.

Empower carers to support their children through play, whilst focussing on whole family wellbeing.

Ensure that each child can transition into the most suitable playgroup, with the support needed to ensure they reach their potential. 

Grow our unique service over the long term, to reach children and families who need help to ensure their children not only survive, but thrive.


‘I was at breaking point having endured 18 months of no sleep, constant crying, zero engagement and no-one really listening to me. I had got to a point where I didn’t want to be here anymore, because that’s what the depth of continual stress does to a person.

SNAP was the first real support my daughter was given. I remember sitting and sobbing my heart out. I knew she was safe and being cared for by people who ‘got it’.

Young children with disabilities need a one-to-one provision in a safe environment. SNAP changed all our lives’.


Specialist Play

1:1 play therapy for children with additional and complex needs can access intense support through weekly sessions of play. Read More…

Workshops for families to attend and build a community of support.
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Online and face to face workshops for parents, family members to learn Signing to communicate with their children through fun songs & rhymes Read More…

SNAP Specialist Play Team

Our dedicated team have been with SNAP for a minimum of 8 years, and are highly trained in working with children with additional and complex needs. We love working with children on a one-to-one basis, engaging in activities adapted to suit the child’s individual needs and stage of development.

All staff at SNAP are advance DBS checked, and have obtained QCF level 3 or above in Childcare Learning and Development. We are experienced and knowledgeable, ensuring your child gets the most out of their time with us.

  • QCF Level 3 or above
  • DBS Checked
  • Experienced
  • One to one support


We have two supervised playrooms…


We are an independent charity and one of a kind in Pembrokeshire, relying on donations, grants and funding streams to provide this bespoke, invaluable service. If you would like to donate to SNAP, you can do so using PayPal here:

Thank you so much for your support!

How To Refer A Child

As a specialised service, we do not accept engagement requests directly from families – children must be referred by a health professional. If you feel that your child needs a referral to SNAP, please discuss this with one of your relevant health professionals. Children can be referred by any one of the following:

  • Community Paediatricians
  • Community Health Visitors
  • Speech and Language Therapists (SALT)
  • Physiotherapists (PT)
  • Occupational Therapists (OT)
  • Neonatal Team

If your child has been referred to SNAP and you would like to visit the playgroup before they attend, please contact Cindy Jenkins, Manager

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