Mandeville School


    Come and Play 2018

     Fun, Family and Freinds


    Come and Play runs from February to July every year and is open on a Saturday except for 31ST March (Easter) and 26th May (Butlin’s trip) from 11 am to 3 pm.

    The aim of the project is to reduce the social isolation that families with severely disabled children experience by offering them somewhere to come and meet other families in a similar situation. Play workers work with the whole family to help develop play skills, build family confidence and strengthen family relationships. Siblings also have the opportunity to forge friendships.


    The intended outcomes of the project are:

    Outcome 1. Families will report feeling less socially isolated

    Outcome 2. Parents will report that they will improve their play skills and have a wider

                      range of play skills to use with their child with disabilities.                                                                                                                                                                

    Outcome 3. Siblings of pupils who attend Mandeville will build friendships with other siblings.

     Here are some quotes from parents on the impact that Come and Play has had on them:

    'I attended a few of the sessions and me and my kids really enjoyed it.  My kids are missing it so much and looking forward to it’ 

    ‘It is a place where my family can come and play, whilst having additional support from staff ’ 

    ‘I was happy to learn something new to meet other parents and to spend my time playing with my child’ 

    'Come and Play has given my child the opportunity to play with friends at the weekend’  

    ‘We had a great time together, even bought our cousins who can’t wait to come back’


    As well as featured events this is also an opportunity for you to use the amazing facilities and specialist equipment at Mandeville with the support of our playworkers.


    If you do not have transport then you can ring for a  taxi free of charge all you have to do is phone Beverley on 0208 8644921 no later than Thursday to make sure that we can book it for Saturday.