About Playskill

Specialist Playgroup for Children with Physical Needs

Playskill is a local charity that runs parent and child term-time groups for pre-school children with special physical needs. 

Groups are run by a skilled team, including a Paediatric Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and Speech and Language Therapist.

We are based in Watford and Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, and welcome interest from all local areas, including Three Rivers, Dacorum, St. Albans and Bushey.  If you are local, but outside of these areas, please do contact to confirm whether you are within our radius.

Video by One family foundation 2016

Video by Mustr Watford

Playskill is free to families (siblings always welcome to come along too) all we ask is a donation towards our refreshments if you are able.

We take children aged between 1 and 5 years however we do have a waiting list, so please contact us as soon as possible.

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We have:
  • demonstrated excellent results with children and families, 
  • consistently met or exceeded our targets and outcomes, 
  • gained an enviable reputation for our methods and work
  •  received various local, regional and national awards, including coming close third in the National Lottery Awards “Best Education” category in 2013, and our Director (who also worked part-time for the NHS) receiving the NHS Patient Champion of the Year Award in 2014 for “a person or team who has involved patients, the public and service users in the design and development of services, and has made a noticeable impact on the way the organisation engages with patients”, and the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire’s Award in March 2015 for Services to the Community, and being nominated in April 2015 for ProAction’s Member of the Year award for working with children and young people across Hertfordshire, and awarded the Audientior Award for best charity in September 2015 for Watford.
Support our work

Playskill relies on grants and donations in order to keep our valuable and much needed services running. Please make a donation today to support our work. Thank you.

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Audentior Awards 2015

Some results from a recent survey of all our families
key measurement for each siteWatfordGarstonHemel
SMART targets achieved:84%87%88%
Parents completely satisfied with their child’s improvement62%87%87%
Parents completely satisfied with relevance of goals set for their child77%100%93%
Parents with increased confidence in supporting their children77%87%93%

Autumn 2019

Our Trustees

Parent's representatives to the Trustees