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 work with our education provider (Haddon Training) to provide the opportunity to complete Level 1 and Level 2 animal care qualifications, alongside function skills (various levels) in English, mathematics and ICT.
For more information or to arrange a visit please contact us.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Manor Farm
St Johns Lane
- 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 about a 10 minute walk from the stop.
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Monday to Friday from 9:30am until 3:30 pm
- Time of day
- Session Information
Standard sessions 10am to 12 midday and 1pm to 3pm
- Cost Description
For standard sessions - £11 per person per hour (minimum of 2 hours). Price on application for educational placements
- Age Ranges
- From 5 years upwards
We support children and young people with additional needs throughout the year, offering an unique and alternative approach to normalising anxieties and building confidence.
We are currently working in partnership with an educational provider to offer 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
- 07543 276818 / 01296 670996
- Contact Email
- Local Offer Age Bands
16 to 18
12 to 15
19 to 25
8 to 11
5 to 7
- Needs Level
- Communication and Interaction
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
- 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 and young people with SEND and their families start to use your service or activity?
We suggest a referral is made directly to use and then we arrange a visit, followed by a trial session. We also occasionally run holiday sessions, where the whole family can attend (details on our website)
- How is your service or activity fully accessible to children, young people with SEND and their families, for example, 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. We have a 'your voice' scheme for them to complete feedback cards and we also carry out an annual survey to get input about what we offer and what development opportunities we will look for.
- 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, for example, training, facilities?
We are continuing to look to expand the educational offer we can provide on site.
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