Under 5s Activities

SNAP runs a number of different activity sessions for families with a pre-school child with additional needs. It is a chance for parents to chat with each other, use the specialist library and speak to SNAP parent advisers. Call the helpline for further information on 01277 211300

SNAP on a Monday

For parents/carers and pre-school children with special needs and their siblings

This relaxed pre-school session gives parents a chance to chat with each other or get support from SNAP parent advisers whilst their children play alongside.  Children will have access to a wide variety of toys as well as the centre’s specialist facilities. Volunteers are on hand to help and pre-school aged siblings are also welcome to attend the sessions.

SNAP would like to thank Global’s Make Some Noise for supporting SNAP on a Monday.

Mondays

12.30pm to 2.30pm – term time

Cost: £5.00 per family

Therapeutic Thursdays

For parents/carers and pre-school children with special needs and their siblings

These sessions aim to provide stimulating sensory activities through the use of messy play, music, IT and multi-sensory equipment. Families are allocated one of two courses, dependent on the age and needs of their child. Pre-school aged siblings are also welcome to attend the sessions. It is a chance for parents to chat with each other, as well as use the SNAP library. Volunteers are on hand to help and parent advisers will be available to speak to.

SNAP would like to thank Global’s Make Some Noise for supporting Therapeutic Thursdays.

Thursdays

Selected Thursdays 12.30pm – 2.30pm term time

Cost: £5.00 per session

Music Therapy

For parents/carers and pre-school children with special needs

These small group sessions are led by a Nordoff Robins trained Music Therapist. Music is used to help support the development of interaction and life skills. The sessions aim to encourage concentration, listening, turn-taking, memory and co-ordination, as well as self-awareness and self-confidence.

SNAP would like to thank the Paul and Rachel Jeffreys Charitable Trust for their support in funding this project.

Fridays

Fridays during term time

Cost: £40.00 for a five week course of therapy

Diddlies Holiday Sessions

For families with pre-school children with special needs and their siblings

These popular sessions run at various times during the school holidays and must be booked in advance. Children can access all of the centre’s specialist facilities as well as having fun with toys, crafts and messy play. During the sessions parents/carers can have fun with their children, relax with other parents, use the library or speak to a parent adviser.

SNAP would like to thank Essex County Council’s Short Breaks for their support of holiday sessions at SNAP.

Various Session Times

During school holidays

Cost: £5.00 per family

Mini-Sensorise

For families with pre-school children with more profound and complex special needs and their siblings

This holiday session provides a stimulating, interactive and sensory experience using art, music and multi-sensory equipment for children with more complex needs. Parents/carers can relax together, use the library or speak to a parent adviser.

SNAP would like to thank Essex County Council’s Short Breaks for their support of holiday sessions at SNAP.

Various Session Times

During school holidays

Cost: £5.00 per family

Activities for other age groups

Discover the wide range of activities that SNAP has to offer for other age groups who have any special need or disability, their siblings and their parents.

“Our son counts how many sleeps to SNAP from the moment we leave the session, Monday is the best day of the week for all of us.”