We are the first nursery in England to offer pet assisted activities.
These activities are highly effective in settling new children in the nursery, they help SEN children to focus and concentrate, they teach children responsibilities, to being gentle and how their actions can affect others. Pet assisted activities help relax EAL children who are unable to communicate in English. They are also used as a reward for good behaviour and as a motivational tool.
All our pets are vet checked,KC registered,fully vaccinated, microchipped, handled by their owner. Children are NEVER left unsupervised with the pets. The pets are in the Manager's office all the time. They are not allowed to interact with the children a part of when needed for the activities requiring their presence.
PLEASE LOOK AT THE LINKS BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE ACTIVITIES AND THEIR EFFECTS.
The effects of Animal therapy: http://search.proquest.com/openview/3642f92742fafb5b77a706d2f298c1ca/1?pq-origsite=gscholarhttp://search.proquest.com/openview/3642f92742fafb5b77a706d2f298c1ca/1?pq-origsite=gscholar
Animal therapy in hospitals:
Pet assisted activity in children's hospitals: