Schools, Nurseries & Childminder Facilities
Business, Fundraising & Awareness events
Parties & Entertainment
Micro Pigs for Schools, Nurseries & Childminder Facilities In London
2019 is The Year of The Pig! it is an exciting opportunity to book our Mini Pigs for all your educational needs!
We provide a unique opportunity for children to experience a close encounter with our mini pigs. Many city children grow up never visiting a farm or seeing a farm animal. Close interactions with animals can bring enormous benefits to children and can nurture kindness and respect for all creatures, great and small. Nurturing that respect towards farm animals can also inspire them as adults to make more informed food choices in addition to the realisation that farm animals are not just bred for food but can also become great pets.
Our fun and educational visits are a valuable Enrichment Opportunity to a school’s Cornerstones Curriculum across Key stage 1 and Key stage 2 as well as complement the science subject of the Curriculum. Our mini pig interactions can also be used as a tool to enhance children’s Emotional Intelligence, a relatively recent focus in schools. Furthermore, we could be incorporated into assemblies, school fares, fundraising events or coffee mornings to enhance the event and increase attendance.
At pre-schools, nurseries or childminder facilities, children can enjoy a visit from a real “Peppa pig” and “George” with plenty of petting and cuddling.
|"My kids LOVED meeting the pigs it’s such an amazing experience for them can’t wait to see them again" (Efrat E. Facebook page Review, 14th May 2018)
"Lovely piglets, lots of fun, great hospitality from wonderful Natalie" (Avi H. Facebook page Review, 20th June 2018)
|The visit can form part of the EYFS Knowledge and Understanding where children can learn interesting facts about animals through an invaluable practical experience. The created excitement can spread the word about this unusual children’s experience and could further promote your facility to prospective parents, especially if you employ the services of a local paper or press.
We can modify our educational talk and its duration according to the age group and pitch at just the right level for the children to understand. We base this educational activity on the Key Curriculum Elements such as Understanding the World, Religious Education, Physical Development, Communication and Language, Maths, Expressive Art and Design and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. Before the visit we can provide a Template of the Topics that we can discuss with the children covering all of these educational elements.
We have also provided educational talks to KS3 students in line with their research topics, one of them being how our Charity, The New Dawn Foundation is involved in the local community as well as the work of our Therapy Pigs with disabled children. The topics for discussions are various and we are happy to help with your specific requirements.
In addition, you will receive an A4 laminated Miniature Pig Fact File, as well as The Pigfather's Certificate of our visit, for you to keep.
We are very proud to be the first company in the UK to have our mini pigs enrolled onto a Mini Pig Therapy Pet Certification Programme accredited by the AMPA!
|If you have particular requirements in mind and would like to discuss these to see how our visit can help achieve them, we are happy to provide a tailor made package to suit your needs. From an Assembly Visit for 3 classes to a tailor made educational opportunity for all the classes in the school, we can accommodate your preferences. Please, do not hesitate to enquire.
If you would like us to come to your school or nursery, please, fill in the booking form below and we will respond shortly.
We are fully insured with Public Liability Insurance and comply with all regulations in relation to the Movement, Transport and Welfare of Pigs. In addition, we hold DBS (CRB) Certificates.
Our animals are health checked daily and have been trained according to the Standards of the American Mini Pig Association Pet Therapy Scheme.
If you are thinking of booking multiple visits, please, enquire and we can make you an offer you cannot refuse!
We will be in touch shortly.