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Helping young people who need it the most! 

Enabling people with learning disabilities, autism and additional educational needs to learn new skills and build confidence in a safe nature setting.

Our 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. Click here to download our prospectus.

WHAT IS CARE FARMING?

Care farming means the therapeutic use of farming and nature-based activities. It is also known as social farming and green care. 

It is a mix of structured nature programmes for people with a defined need to benefit health, social care or education outcomes.

Young people attend care farms for a number of different reasons. It could be for specialist education, health & social care or health & wellbeing.

Care farming is bespoke, person-centred and sessions are tailored to the individuals needs and abilities.

Care farming is unique, young people are able to make a meaningful contribution to the day to day running of our farm. Through animal care, horticulture and equine care whilst learning at the same time.

 

 

Sharing our farm with those who may benefit

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

All of our programmes are adapted to the learning style of the young person and designed to meet their personal goals and outcomes.

Studies show that interaction with animals and being outdoors is therapeutic for all ages, especially children & teenagers with additional needs.

Student Referrals

Referrals come from a number of places, we work closely with local schools and organisations as well as being members of Social Farms & Gardens, and Leaf Education.

Some of our referrals come from:
SEND schools.
Main stream schools.
Parents of home-schooled young people.
Social care.
Local authorities.
GP’S

We will meet with the teacher or parents to discuss the young person’s needs and goals prior to their first day at the farm.

We request that a teacher or T/A attends with the student and schools with more than one student attending a session provide the appropriate ratio of staff to meet the young people’s EHCP.


Our animals

We have a mixture of animals on our farm most are pets and rescue animals but we do have some commercial ewes for breeding. Their lambs are mainly sold to other small holders as breeding stock / pets.

We currently have 7 male alpacas, 5 Boer goats, 25 chickens, 3 mixed breed goats, 8 Pygmy goats, 9 breeds of sheep, 2 pigs,

Most of our animals are used to human interaction and love being hand fed and fussed.

Horticulture

We have an area of the farm which is dedicated to horticulture with a fruit & salad polytunnel, educational polytunnel for students to sow and grow their own produce, a green house, herb garden, vegetable patches and a fruit patch.

Around the farm we have hedgerows and British native trees, and in 2024 we will work alongside students to plant more trees including an orchard and creating two new garden areas, to include a sensory garden and a wildlife garden.

Wildlife

Frampton Farm is a haven for wildlife including foxes, rabbits, badgers and birds.

Although many trees have fallen over the years the family are working hard to plant thousands more UK native trees to not only encourage more wildlife but also to help the environment.

The students will be playing a big role in rewilding some of our land, by planting more flowers and trees as well as making bird feeders and putting out nesting material for the birds.


Buildings

In the main yard we have our animal and activity barn, students cabin with kitchenette and chill out area, stables and toilets. We also have a chicken barn, polytunnels and greenhouse.

Programmes / Lessons

All of our programmes are adapted to the learning style of the young person and designed to meet their personal goals and outcomes.

We will meet with the teacher or parents to discuss the young person’s needs and goals prior to their first day at the farm.

We request that a teacher or T/A attends with the student and schools with more than one student attending a session provide the appropriate ratio of staff to meet the young person's EHCP.

AQA Unit Award Scheme (UAS)

We are also able to provide students with AQA Unit Award Scheme (UAS) in animal care and horticulture, or we can work alongside the schools to provide the education to meet their own curriculum..


Accreditations & qualifications

Our farmers and farm have completed a number of courses to ensure the service we deliver is of the best quality, and to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors.


Leaf Education CEVAS Accredited for education and care farming.

Social Farms & Gardens Green Care Quality Mark.

We are currently being assessed for our LOTC Quality Badge

Animal Activity Licence: Keeping Animals for Exhibition Licence Number: 5420 

Public Liability Insurance.

All of our staff have:

Safeguarding Training

Enhanced DBS Check

Paediatric First Aid

own curriculum.