Animal Antiks (Aylesbury)

Animal Antiks is a day provision supporting both children and adults on a 220 acre working farm in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside.

Providing a safe environment supporting all ages and all disabilities Animal Antiks unique approach is non segregated, allowing the opportunity to normalise anxieties and build confidence along with life, social and functional skills.

Some choose to spend time with their favourite animal, grooming a miniature pony, walking goats, alpacas or sheep or sitting with the chickens and collecting the eggs. Others enjoy getting involved with the more  manual tasks around the farm or group activities working on projects.

For young adults struggling within the conventional school settings, we provide the opportunity to complete land and animal based Asdan programmes.

For more information or to arrange a visit please contact us.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sarah Kettlety
Contact Position
Co-Founder
Telephone
E-mail
animalantiks@yahoo.co.uk
Website
Animal Antiks

Where to go

Name
Manor Farm
Address
St Johns Lane
North Marston
Buckingham
Buckinghamshire
Postcode
MK18 3PU
Venue Notes

We are based on a working farm, the Number 60 bus from Aylesbury or Buckingham stops in the village and we are approx a 10 minute walk from the stop.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Bespoke service
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon

Other Details

Cost Description

£10 per person per hour

Age Ranges
From 5 years upwards

Referral

Referral required
No

Local Offer

Description

We support children and young people with additional needs throughout the year, offering an unique and alternative approach to normalising anxieties and building confidence.

Young people can access ASDAN Land and Animal based programmes with us, we are currently looking into working in partnership to provide functional subjects on site for those young people who can't reach their potential in traditional settings.

For young adults, our day provision provides opportunities to improve their skills and build confidence needed for employment or volunteering.

Contact Name
Sarah Kettlety
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
animalantiks@yahoo.co.uk
Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (5-11 years)
Adults (16+ years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Needs Level
All needs met
SEN Provision Type
Universal service (No referral required)

General Local Offer Response

What needs does your service or activity aim to meet for children and young people with SEND and their families?

For children and young people, we provide the opportunity to be more educational ready - or the opportunity to learn in an alternative setting.

For young adults, the opportunity to extend and improve their key life, social and functional skills.

What outcomes does your service or activity aim to achieve for children and young people with SEND and their families?

To help reduce and normalise anxieties and help reach their potential.

How can children & young people with SEND and their families start to use your service or activity?

Drop in sessions are available during school holidays or contact us for a chat or to arrange a visit.

How is your service or activity fully accessible to children, young people with SEND and their families eg: facilities, support from staff?

Our staff are qualified and experienced in working with children and adults with disabilities, all DBS checked, first aid and safeguard trained.

How do you communicate with children, young people with SEND and their families?

We communicate with our children and young people whilst we are supporting them, daily staff sessions allow any concerns/difficulties be raised.  Regular contact with families is maintained directly, by telephone or e-mail - whichever method is preferred.

What training have your staff and/or volunteers received to support children and young people with SEND and their families?

All staff are experienced and qualified - Animal Antiks works with Action4Youth and staff access the training opportunities provided, along with any additional training required.

 

What future plans does your service or activity have for developing its SEND provision eg: training, facilities?

We are currently exploring opportunities to provide an alternative for young people who find the traditional classroom environment too stressful.

Last Updated
03/10/2018

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