Swings and Smiles

Swings & Smiles offers play sessions for children with special needs and whole family at our centre in Thatcham. We have specialist play resources to enable children with a wide range of disabilities to play with siblings and other family members in a secure and safe environment. We have a personal care room as well as fixed and portable hoists. Our garden is secure and the building is on one level with lots of space outside to eat if you'd like to bring a picnic. All these facilities contribute to a range of experiences which can be stimulating or restful as required. They create an environment in which those with special needs and their families can be themselves and grow together.

Play sessions run throughout the term times and school holidays to meet the needs of different children. If you'd like to come along to one of our sessions then please book in advance. We offer Family Play sessions for the whole family, these run on Tuesday’s, Fridays and Sundays. Along with additional sessions during the holidays. We also run respite sessions as an After School Club on Mondays and Wednesdays along with twice a month on a Saturdays. After school groups cost £10 per session and must be booked and paid for in advance, per term. Saturday sessions are £45 per day. We also run sessions for siblings. All siblings that attend the SIBSupport sessions will have the opportunity to attend a SIBSSupport workshop, these will be run online or in schools. Sessions at the centre are a chance for siblings to get together and have fun. Older SIBSupport is for Year 7 and above, Saturday SIBSupport is for children aged 5 years up until they finish primary school. All SIBSupport is free to attend. We offer parent support with our Walking club, which is a chance to chat with other parents. This is free to attend.