SNAP PLAY SCHEME
PO BOX 26544
SNAP was originally set up in 1987 by a small group of parents who wanted to set up an adventure playground which was specifically designed for children with Additional Support Needs (ASN). Once the idea was there, the group then set about trying to make this dream a reality by raising money, drawing up plans and involving the local authority.
By the early 1990’s it was realised that this commitment was too great and so the Summer Playscheme was started in 1992. In its first year, the Play scheme was run by parents and volunteers with approximately 50 children attending. Very soon it was realised that this was not sustainable and it was decided that SNAP would enlist the help of professionals who worked with ASN children, the elderly and those working in caring roles.
Since then, SNAP has continued to grow and evolve into a hugely successful Play scheme. Today, the Playscheme caters for up to 30 children each day and is run from the community base in Blacklaw Primary School, East Kilbride. The ages of the children range from 5-16 and all of the children have varying degrees of Additional Support Needs. The children who attend, mostly live in East Kilbride though some come from Blantyre, Hamilton, Strathaven and Rutherglen. Most of the children attend an ASN school in East Kilbride.
The children are looked after by experienced and committed staff, who are all trained in working with ASN children and hold a current Disclosure Scotland/PVG certificate. We also employ a dedicated nursing team who attend to the medical needs of the children in our care.
The Playscheme is regulated by the Care Inspectorate (also known as SCSWIS), Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), Disclosure Scotland and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).