Who we are
Sunbeams Play is a registered charity, which provides a fun, safe and caring environment for children and young people (from year 1) aged over 5 to 25 years with ASD or similar condition to thrive. We understand how difficult it can be for them to engage in mainstream activities due to a variety of social needs and anxieties. At Sunbeams Play they can relax and play in a comfortable environment, alongside or with others who have similar needs. They do not encounter ‘competition’, or the need to behave in a certain way, they can simply be themselves!
All of our staff are fully trained and have relevant experience of working with children and young people. Training about Autism and behaviour management is kept up to date at all times, as well as first aid and other relevant courses.
Sunbeams works on a 1:3 ratio, this means for every 3-children/young people there will be 1 member of staff. We can have up to 15 children/young people in any one session, your child will be invited to attend a two week introduction to the setting during the session appropriate to their age. This enables us to get to know them thoroughly before they start and also for them to get used to staff, the environment and the other children /young people. Sometimes parents and carers need support to, our Parent Support group, lets you meet other parents and carers, share ideas, tips and experiences, ask advice or simply relax in each others company.
For those of you that need to talk privately we offer appointments to talk to one of our well-being staff members who can advise on a number of issues.
If we can't help we will help you find someone who can.