We encourage close interaction with all our farm animals to increase confidence, stimulate curiosity and promote respect for living things. Our work with the nursery curriculum covers areas such as:
Feeling good about yourself and how animals naturally can reassure
Making friends with animals-how do we treat them?
Writing about the animals
Sensory expressions: eg. soft, hard, wet, rough
Different types of feet, beaks etc
Counting the animals, matching parents and babies
Animal role play
Art and craft spin offs from the visit
Our animals will include small and giant chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits and guinea pigs, rare breed sheep and pigs, goats and a miniature donkey or pony. We bring all the penning and equipment and clear up thoroughly on our departure, inside or outside, all we need is access to a water supply.
Visits usually run from 10.30 - 2.30pm
Miller’s Ark Animals is covered by Public Liability Insurance and a Risk Assessment can be provided
SS PRE SCHOOL 20th May 2017: Excellent interaction, impressed with hygiene facilities and animal management/welfare. Thank you.
EM pre school 23rd June 2017: We book every year, the children and staff all thoroughly enjoyed the visit thank you.