Services

Outreach

In addition to the services we offer in the hub, our herd head out into the community providing subsidised outreach services in schools and other venues. Offering a professional standard of expertise, we deliver a range of therapeutic services such as; Play Therapy, Theraplay, Filial Therapy, Life Story work and VIG (Video Interaction Guidance). We offer a range of packages and work with you to find the most suitable one to meet your requirements as a family, organisation or school. 

JUMBO - full day

Jumbo was an African elephant (7Ft, 7Ton) described as a happy, smiley elephant despite the difficulties he faced.  His name became a synonym for anything gigantic. He was the inspiration for the movie Dumbo.

A fully qualified BAPT Registered Play Therapist will be allocated to provide a subsidised* Play Therapy provision (approximately 7-8 hours on site) for up to 4 children per week throughout the academic year at your school including; 

Full assessment and completion of outcome measuring tools

Sessional work with four children per week

Regular parent/carer review meeting

Written reports

Email and telephone support for parent/ carers and school staff

*We are continually fundraising to enable us to provide affordable, subsidised therapeutic packages where possible. Please contact us for more details and we will be happy to discuss this further with you. 

 

RUBY: Half day

Ruby joined the zoo as a 7-month-old baby from Thailand.  As the only elephant, she was lonely and bored and soon found sticks to make marks in the dirt.  Given and easel and paint she is now famous for her paintings.

A fully qualified BAPT Registered Play Therapist will be allocated to provide a subsidised* Play Therapy provision (approximately 3 1⁄2 - 4 hours on site) for up to 2 children per week throughout the academic year at your school including; 

Full assessment and completion of outcome measuring tools

Sessional work with two children per week

Regular parent/ carer review meeting

Written reports

Email and telephone support for parent/ carers and school staff

 

*We are continually fundraising to enable us to provide affordable, subsidised therapeutic packages where possible. Please contact us for more details and we will be happy to discuss this further with you.

 

SURUS: Individual

A large Asian elephant with one tusk - his war wound (218BC).  He survived hunger, sickness and extreme cold crossing the Alps.  He was the most resilient and only survivor of the 37 strong legion, wearing a red cloth and carrying a shield.

A fully qualified BAPT Registered Play Therapist will be allocated to provide a subsidised* Play Therapy provision for 1 child per week throughout the academic year at your school including; 

Full assessment and completion of outcome measuring tools

Sessional work with one child per week

Regular parent/ carer review meeting

Written reports

Email and telephone support for parent/ carers and school staff

 

*We are continually fundraising to enable us to provide affordable, subsidised therapeutic packages where possible. Please contact us for more details and we will be happy to discuss this further with you.

 

Our Play Therapy interventions are generally booked in blocks of 12 sessions. 

kANDULA: Bespoke

 

Captured in the forest near to the palace in Sri Lanka, he was one of the many gifts offered at the royal birth and named after the fisherman who found him (101BC).  He grew up alongside the prince and remained his companion throughout his reign.

 

A mix of services including individual sessions, Theraplay, Filial or group work and Parenting training.

 

In these situations, we would be happy to discuss a tailor-made package to meet your specific needs.  Please do talk to us.... we are all ears!