For children with autism
InterAKtive is unable to accept applications from Social Services for play-scheme places.
Play-scheme applications are only open to interAKtive members and is for children with a primary diagnosis of autism.
Priority will be given to applications from members that have been with interAKtive for 6 months or more.
Linden Bridge School is the “hub” of the play-scheme.
Facilities at the site in Worcester Park include a play area, a modern swimming pool, and a block of classrooms, where activities such as art and crafts and cookery are carried out. The whole area is secure. As well as the on-site activities, there are a number of projects organised out in the community. These include 10-pin bowling, Thames Valley Adventure Playground, Hampton Court boat trip and crazy golf. The older groups have enjoyed Companion Cycling in Bushy Park, and visits to Sandown Park Race Course and Tilgate Park and Nature Centre. The play-scheme takes place during school holidays and is subject to funding each year.
Parents can be confident that when they sign up to the interAKtive play-scheme, they will be leaving their children in safe and knowledgeable hands. All members of staff are CRB/DBS checked and have experience of working with children on the autism spectrum. Many of them are current or ex-staff of Linden Bridge School itself. Not only are the children cared for to the highest standards, but they are stimulated throughout the day, to ensure that they are focused, and enjoying the various experiences. These are not our own claims, they come from parents themselves. Parents believe that it is important that the interAKtive play-scheme is autism-specific. Parents and carers appreciate the respite that the play-scheme gives to both them and their child’s siblings