Although the children enjoy the activities, I have benefited so much from being able to talk to other parents and access support for me.

Janine - Thurrock

It is such a warm and friendly place and we can sit and relax with a coffee knowing both children are so happy - we never get a chance to do this anywhere else.

Rachel - Brentwood

Wednesday 11th April 2018

Parent Time Session

Following the success of previous Parent Time training groups, SNAP was delighted to be able to host another session on Wednesday 14th March 2018. Parent Time is an opportunity to bring together parents of children who have recently transitioned from pre-school services into primary school, and are looking to share their experiences, build friendships, and learn from others. 

During this session, SNAP was thrilled to be joined by a Specialist Sensory Occupational Therapist, who discussed sensory behaviours and supporting strategies with the 13 parents who attended.

The informal discussion was led by several members of the SNAP Family Team, who engaged in conversations around Sleep Strategies, Calming Activities for after school, and Sensory and Movement breaks. A hot topic of discussion was the Zones of Regulation program, which is being introduced by teachers and support staff in school, helping young people to identify their feelings and provide clear strategies to support them. Following this discussion, The SNAP Team has decided to host a Zones of Regulation training session later this year. More details will follow soon.   

If you are looking for information or reading material on any of the topics mentioned above, our SNAP Specialist Library has a variety of resources that can be emailed out to families on request. If you would like more details, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .