A PEMBROKESHIRE children's charity has received a glowing report by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate.

Snap - the Special Needs Assessment Playgroup - is a charity that provides specialist support through play therapy to children with additional needs, aged 18 months to 4 years.

The report said: "The Children feel exceptionally safe, happy and valued at this service and they are offered highly individualised care that results in significant progress.

"Staff are highly competent at meeting children's needs.

"Leaders and staff work closely with parents and other agencies to provide the care which is offered in a very suitable environment.

"Parents are extremely happy with the service that is provided."

The service, which is unique to Pembrokeshire, has two playgroups - at the Pennar Flying Start Centre, Pembroke Dock and at the child health department, Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest.

During sessions, children receive one-to-one support from 'Helping Hands' who follow individual play plans devised by a team of professionals such as speech therapists and physiotherapists.

Cindy Jenkins, who has been the manager and play leader at Snap since 2003, was pleased to see the outcome of the report.

"Not many people can say they love their job, however, I can honestly say 'I love my job,'" she said.

"I have worked with and supported so many families over the years and to watch each and every child achieve what they do is the most rewarding feeling you can imagine.

"The snap team are as special to me as the children we support and as challenging as a session may be, we all work as one to support each other through it."

On Saturday, May 12, Snap will be celebrating 25 Years of service at the Snooty Fox. The evening will be supported by two local singers, Lucy Jones and Jenna Evans, with a silent auction, raffle and hog roast.

The event is open to past and present staff, parents, friends and family.

If you would like to join in, email snap.pembrokeshire@live.com or call 07990875081.