Specialist Playgroup


SNAP Provides…

A warm and friendly atmosphere in which your child can feel secure and happy, within an environment that will enhance their development and education.

Facilities and Activities:

Playroom 1: Sand, Water, Craft & Messy play, Role play, PC, Fine motor activities, Snack area (snack provided) with separate Kitchen facilities & storage.

Separate toilet facilities with pull down changing tables, disability access and toileting aids.

Playroom 2: Sensory room, quiet area, book corner, floor space for construction and small world play, with separate storage. We currently have no outdoor play area , however we have many resources and equipment provided indoors that support children’s gross motor development.


The aim of S.N.A.P is to assist your child to integrate into your most suitable local community playgroup with the amount of support s/he requires whilst enabling the multi disciplinary team of professionals to assess your child’s needs in the play setting. A structured play session is offered, where therapy is applied to enhance the child’s development.

Health  professionals visit regularly to advise the Play Specialist Support Staff and to devise Individual play plans to make the most of your child’s skills and encourage their development. English, Welsh as well as other forms of communication are used within sessions. All activities are adapted to suit the child’s individual needs and stage of development. We use developmental journal, P scales, Foundation Phase Profile along with the new curriculum for Wales framework within setting to monitor children’s progress. Routines and weekly activities displayed on walls and adaptations will be made to facilitate the New Curriculum for Wales.

Attending SNAP:

Children can be referred by the following Professionals:

  • Community Paediatricians
  • Community Health Visitors
  • Speech & Language Therapist (SALT)
  • Physiotherapist (PT)/Occupational Therapist (OT) Neonatal Team

Once a referral has been received:

  • Your child will be placed on a waiting list
  • You will be notified when a place becomes available
  • You will receive a full induction and admissions process where terms & conditions will be discussed within the contract.
  • If you would like to visit SNAP beforehand, please contact Cindy Jenkins (Manager)

During your time at SNAP:

  • Your child will be offered an INITIAL ASSESSMENT PERIOD
  •  The placement and progress will be reviewed and monitored

Play Specialist Support Staff:

Each child has a highly qualified staff member that will stay with them throughout the time he/she child attends the playgroup (wherever possible).  Great care is given allocating staff skilled in supporting  your child’s needs. 

All staff working at SNAP Playgroup have attained  QCF level 3  in Childcare Learning and Development or above and are DBS enhanced checked with many years of experience and knowledge.

Policies within the setting are reviewed annually or when required and CIW notified of changes made.

Links With Others:

Situated at Withybush Hospital Child Health Department, the Trust also provides the expertise of the various therapists who are available in the hospital and support the team regularly. Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational therapy and invaluable link to Child Health and Paediatrics.

Charitable Donations:

As we are a registered charity , we welcome local sponsorship to support the sessions made available to the families requiring the service.