I am Lorna, mum to Seren (very nearly 3) and Finlay (9). Seren has been attending playskill since January 2017 when she was 13 months old. She is one of the first children to attend the new Dome group on a Tuesday afternoon. I am speaking from my own experience, with a few comments provided […]
Here are just a snap shot of the work going on our groups, with children from 1-5 with a whole variety of physical needs working with our fabulous team of therapists and specialist workers. We have had a lot of creative fun and joy as we have seen our children gain new skills and our […]
In order to strengthen the Management and Leadership of the charity we have been involved throughout the year in the Hertfordshire Community Foundation’s Building Effectiveness programme. As one of the 10 charities selected this year for the programme we have received 6 training events for leaders of charities and additional mentoring towards our specific goals. […]
We had the most wonderful Christmas parties on Friday 14th December – we had a pre-school party for all the children attending groups and then an after school grotto party with beautiful craft making and food. Thanks to all who made our Christmas party such fun – to Chorleywood Bookshop and The Fence Club who […]
Paediatric Physiotherapist, Andrea Clarke, the founder of Playskill, (a Hertfordshire based charity running therapeutic parent and child groups for pre-school children with special physical needs), received her MBE from H.R.H Prince William in an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London. She was delighted to walk through to the Investiture with the actress Sarah Gordy who […]
Remembering Gill Backhouse our past Vice Chair of Trustees who sadly passed away last week after a brave fight with cancer, she was a fantastic support to Playskill both through parent training and by being a gifted trustee. She will be sadly missed by us all.
On Monday 20th August we had our annual trip to Willows Farm thanks to Big Lottery funding. The weather was good unlike last year and we all had a really lovely time, especially in the sandpits and play areas. Many thanks to the Volunteers who made this day possible!!
BBC Panorama recently screened a program “Fighting for my child” which featured one of our Playskill children (filmed at Playskill) and the battles they have faced, including the situation with Nascot Lawn. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bc2ch6 Also don’t miss Andrea’s interview on Three Counties Radio (ten minutes in). https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p069trnr
Playskill finished it’s term with a wonderful 2 parties on the 13th July, we had a beach themed party for our younger children at Soul Survivor with the surprise addition of Lily’s dad’s police car which was a great hit with some of our children and staff! We were so grateful for the wonderful team […]
Paediatric Physiotherapist Andrea Clarke, the founder of Playskill, has been awarded the MBE in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Andrea started Hertfordshire based charity Playskill in 2006 as a response to the needs of local children with physical difficulties. Her work regularly brought her into contact with families who felt isolated, because their needs […]