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Welcome to Frampton Farm

Frampton is a small family-run working 26-acre farm situated between Dover & Folkestone in Kent. We grow our own organic produce and caring for a range of pet farm animals as well as rearing sheep.

During the Covid-19 pandemic Karen and Mark reevaluated their lives, having time off in lockdown meant they could enjoy their home and garden instead of working 70 hours a week in office / factory roles. They sold their home and bought Frampton Farm.

They didn’t have set ideas for the farm, they wanted to have animals, Karen wanted to continue her passion for gardening and growing her own vegetables, they wanted to encourage their adult ASD son to get off his PC and enjoy the outside.  

Fast forward a couple of years and the farm now has 90 sheep, 2 pigs, 16 goats, 20 chickens, 5 ducks, 7 alpacas, numerous horses and ponies. The farm buildings have been renovated, new fencing has been erected, toilets have been installed, new vegetable garden has been created and they are ready to welcome people on to the farm.

 

 

Sharing our farm with those who may benefit

Friends of Frampton Farm CIC (FOFF) was established in 2023 and is a social enterprise. FOFF mission is to provide a safe, inclusive, positive, hands on, therapeutic learning environment for young people, particularly those who are experiencing high levels of adversity.

As parents of children with ASD and ADHD we have experienced the struggles our own children had in main stream education and although both were quite good academically, they struggled to concentrate in classroom settings

After spending 2 years on the farm, we knew we wanted to do something for the local community especially children and teenagers with additional learning needs, what better way to share the farm than to provide alternative education which is much needed in the local area.

We provide primary, secondary school children and NEETS the opportunity to gain experience in animal husbandry and horticulture. To help them learn where food comes from and how it is produced.

We provide families with a hands on close up visit to a farm which is different to larger petting farms. With our family visits you can book for up to 6 people to meet our animals inside their fields, feed and pet them. An experience to join our farmers on their morning feed round

FRIENDS OF FRAMPTON FARM CIC (FOFF) COMMUNITY INTEREST STATEMENT

The company’s activities will provide benefit to ...School children, young people and the elderly from the local community and further afield the opportunity to enjoy our 26-acre farm. Educating them on how to care for animals, horticulture, how to care for the environment alongside promoting their mental health, wellbeing and personal development. Providing a service to those who need it the most, Special educational needs and disabilities SEND and Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET).

How FOFF will benefit the community

Education / Training Local Primary and Secondary schools can use our facilities as an alternative education provision for children with S.E.N.D and N.E.ET. Learning how to care for farm animals. Learning how to grow fruit and vegetables. Learning how to care for the environment. Learning independence and responsibility. Gain work skills. Families, Children, young people and adults with disabilities and additional learning needs, Elderly people. Local families can book private visits to the farm, spending time outdoors, in their small family group setting, getting up close to our animals. Learning about rearing farm animals and horticulture. This is particularly needed for children / adults with ASD and others who are unable to cope with large group settings.

Sharing our knowlege with others

We are CEVAS trained & accredited for educational visits and care farming, we are members of Care Farming UK, Social Farms and Gardens, Leaf Education and Countryside Classrooms..

All of our staff are Enhanced DBS checked, have had Safeguarding for children with SEND training, first aiders and have some previous knowledge and experience of working with children and animals.

We have a Social Farms and Gardens Green Care Quality Mark, Animal Activity License from Dover District Council and are working towards our (LOTC) Council for Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.

We have attended a number of animal husbandry training courses and work closely with our local farm vets. We find hands on experience is one of the best ways to learn. That is why when you visit our farm you can try many of these farming activities yourself, if you wish to.

Karen

Education & visit leader

Safeguarding Lead, Cevas Trained, First Aider

Horticulture & animal care

Hamilton

Education & Visit Leader

Safeguarding, CEVAS Trained

First Aider

Animal Care Manager

Mark

Farm maintenance

Animal Care

Zenan

Farm Visit Leader.

First Aider.

Animal Care

Cerys

Animal Visit Leader

Animal Care

Sophia

Animal Visit Leader

Animal Care

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Phoebe

Animal Care Trainee

Studing Level 3 Diploma in

Animal Management and

Land Based Studies

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