Saffron Walden Opportunity Playgroup is a registered charity and run by committee.
to welcome and support all families with special needs children from birth to 5 years. To offer respite, friendly and stimulating sessions and a supportive environment for parents to meet other parents.
The sessions are planned and supervised by the play leader, who is a qualified teacher with special needs experience and supported by experienced volunteers to give the children one-to-one care. Promoting the welfare of children is paramount.
Each child is allocated a dedicated volunteer helper who is CRB checked.
We are affiliated with the Pre-school Learning Alliance and were awarded their Good Practice Certificate which shows a commitment to excellence.
Fundraising: SWOP was formed in 1987 and does not receive any statutory funding and therefore relies totally on grants and donations. BBC Children in Need have supported us for many years and SWOP is in the process of applying for a new grant this year 2018.
Donations are always welcome. We are delighted to report that we currently are well resourced but the costs of hall hire, playleader salary, providing refreshments and other week-by-week running expenses are continuous.
Cheffins of Saffron Walden kindly donated funding to enable us to set up this website!