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Playskill - New Specialist Playgroup for Children with Physical Disability


Playskill is a local charity running free specialist playgroups for pre-school children with physical disability or developmental delay, with support for parents and the whole family. At the groups children receive expert support from a Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and Speech and Language Therapist, to help reach their true potential.

Our goals:

  • Enable more children with physical difficulties in need of support to attend specialist sessions. A new group is neeed to work with more children to achieve better skills for life through developing gross-motor, fine-motor and communication skills.
  • Enable more parents of children with physical difficulties to access support from Playskill. A new group will give a greater number of parents new learning opportunities to help their child and increased confidence in being able to support them.
  • Empower more parents and families of children with disabilities to work together and support one another, to help reduce feelings of stress and isolation often reported by these families.
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How we will achieve our goals

Playskill currently runs 4 groups a week helping 32 children with disability each term, and their families. But with a growing waiting list and more referrals, there is an urgent need for an additional group. Funds are needed to enable an extra group to be set-up in Watford and to cover running costs for one year, to help reach more children.

Where the money will go

This project will enable more disabled children to benefit from vital therapy and support, to help them reach their true potential. Playskill is the only group of its kind in Hertfordshire, providing skills development to disabled children along with emotional and practical support for the families concerned, helping to reduce stress and isolation.

Latest updates

Summer Term Progress

18 July 2017

The new group has had a successful summer term with the children achieving 92% of their targets, whi…

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Summer Term Kicks Off

23 May 2017

The new group kicked off today for the Summer Term sessions, after two weeks of training on communic…

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  1. Posted on July 5, 2016

    Playskill is a wonderful organisation and really helped my daughter

  2. Posted on July 5, 2016

    Thank you for your kind comment and support. Hopefully Playskill can help many more children on the waiting list. Thanks

  3. Posted on July 5, 2016

    This is a great group run by really knowledgeable people and helps the children as well as the whole family-keep up the great work.

  4. Posted on July 7, 2016

    Playskill is so useful for families with special children. I have learned so much from their specialist about helping my son and their attitude and approach is priceless.

  5. Posted on July 11, 2016

    Playskill provides invaluable support to Families and their children.
    Your support is vital

  6. Posted on July 13, 2016

    A very well run group. Trustees, staff and volunteers are so dedicated and work tirelessly for the families they support.

  7. Posted on July 14, 2016

    I dont know where we’d be without the help and support of such a caring, professional and expert group. Playskill has provided the best early intervention for our daughter, something every child with a disability should have access to. Thank you

  8. Posted on July 15, 2016

    I have watched my little niece Emily progress though Playskill and know that her mum and dad have been blessed with the support given.
    Keep up the good work as I know many more children will benefit from you being able to expand.

  9. Posted on July 15, 2016

    You have done wonders with Lillie mai who has cerebral palsy
    A big Thankyou from me

  10. Posted on July 16, 2016

    Playskill is amazing. Don’t know what we would have done without it.

  11. Posted on July 20, 2016

    Playskill is an organisation that does invaluable work with children and supports parents.

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