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Welcome to Snap News in March!


Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking

It was sad news indeed to hear of Stephen Hawking's death, but what an amazing legacy he left us all. A remarkable man. 

We thought Guardian Journalist Frances Ryan's article made for a very interesting read. 

>> Read the article here


Wolf RunWolf Run

Chailey Heritage

Chailey Heritage has been chosen as a partner charity of the Wolf Run obstacle course events in East Sussex.

There will be two events in support of Chailey Heritage Foundation, both at a new race venue in Pippingford Park: Spring Wolf – 28th and 29th April and Autumn Wolf – 29th and 30th September.

The run will be a series of man-made and natural obstacles to test your nerve, as well as your physicality. Prepare to get muddy!

Volunteers Needed!

As a partner charity, plenty of volunteers are needed to help us out on both days of both weekends. Email:  

We Love This:

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50 Mums | 50 Kids | 1 Extra Chromosome

A selection of mothers came together to create a moving ‘Carpool Karaoke’ style video with their children who have Down Syndrome.

Filmed ahead of World Down Syndrome Day, which took place on March 21, the 50 mothers and their children are seen lip syncing and performing Makaton to the tune of Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years.’

The video has since gone viral, with TV presenter James Corden - well-known for his Carpool Karaoke with celebrities - revealing it moved him to tears.


>> Click here to

Congratulations Simla,
Lucky Winner of Snap's £50.00 monthly Draw!


We are delighted to announce that Simla, who was successfully placed by Snap in the month of March, has won our monthly prize draw of a £50.00 M&S gift voucher. 

If you are placed by Snap and would like to have the chance of winning a £50.00 gift voucher for either M&S or Amazon, simply send an email when you have started the job with your new employer's name - then your name will go into the hat that month!

Nannytax Column: Nannytax

Nanny Salary Index Launched!

The Nannytax Wages Survey has been a major event in the nanny industry calendar since 1998. This year will be no different, with the launch of ‘The Nannytax Nanny Salary Index 2017’ to mark Nannytax’s milestone 25 Years supporting nannies & families

The report details average gross salaries for nannies in the last 5 years. This year, the report is displayed in terms of gross to support the #GoGross Campaign. Employment in the UK is almost always discussed using a gross salary, although, in the nanny industry net salary agreements have been commonplace. Nannytax advocates the 'Go Gross' campaign as it has important benefits for both nanny and nanny employer. To learn more about agreeing a gross salary, take a look at their Gross Vs Net Guide

True North: My Injured Brain


When Tony headed off to Bundoran for the weekend with friends and Christopher got into a car one day, neither knew that their lives - and the lives of their parents - were about to change forever.


Snap Out & About: Snap Care in New Zealand

Snap in New Zealand!

I have been fortunate to be able to spend time in New Zealand this year - and have been delighted to make connections with some wonderful special needs organisations including the Children's Autism Foundation and Disability Connect.  

Both organisations were kind enough to facilitate meetings with a number of parents so we could let them know how Snap can assist in sourcing SEN Nannies, Mannies / Family Support Workers to work in New Zealand. 

We were delighted to make our first successful New Zealand placement through this option with our lovely client in Whangaparaoa, Auckland; their fabulous SEN Nanny / Support Worker flies out next month! 

 >>Read More

Hyphen Law Column:

Professional Deputyships: spotlight on costs
Hyphen Law

Deputyship costs have been in the spotlight since the Mental Capacity Act.  The issue came to the fore again when the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) said there is a need for better control of costs and introduced the new OPG105 professional costs form as part of the deputy’s annual return. 
  Kelly Knight Hyphen Law

To find out more visit or call Kelly or another member of the legal team for a no obligation discussion on (01983) 213529 or email

The OT Practice ColumnThe OTP
A Guide to Children’s Spinal Injury

Spinal cord injury in children can happen for multiple reasons such as: birth trauma, RTA, sporting injury or a fall from a height. The effect of the injury can depend on what part of the spine is injured and whether it is a complete or incomplete injury. 

We answer some frequently asked questions to give you an insight into how a spinal cord injury may affect the child and their family.  

The guide is written by an occupational therapist who shares their professional guidance and how occupational therapy can help a child and their family adjust. 

Understanding autism better together

Autism affects 1 in 100 of the population but there is still so much we don’t know about the challenges associated with the condition. Autistica, the UK's national autism research charity, carry out research to improve our understanding of this complex condition. They want their research to give children and adults on the autism spectrum, the best chance of a long, happy, healthy life. But progress in autism research has been slow and much of it has not addressed the everyday challenges of families and autistic people.
Autistica has launched a new research network Discover to speed up progress. They hope that by getting the public working more closely with scientists, research can really transform services and change lives.

Our Favourite YouTube Clips! 


Rollinwithmamas Mother’s Day!

Headway Charity Film Awards Nomination 
'Things not to say to someone with a brain injury'

Get Busy Living Centre 2018   The Matt Hampson Foundation

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