New Pastures provides a supervised, structured programme of farming-related activities which includes small and large animal husbandry, crop and vegetable production and estate skills. We provide a service for individuals to attend the farm as part of a structured care, rehabilitation, therapeutic or educational programme, which can lead to in-house or nationally recognised qualifications.
Our delivery focuses on animal care and land based activities, enabling people to be independent and grow within our nurturing setting. We have a variety of animals who help us to provide a fun learning environment and these include: horses, ponies, donkeys, cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, pygmy goats, boer goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, cats and dogs.
Although animal care builds the foundations of New Pastures, social skills, building and maintaining friendships, work and life skills are of equal importance. We strive to provide individuals with meaningful activities to build confidence and independence . There is always a friendly face to greet people in the mornings and we pride ourselves on our nurturing approach.
New Pastures was cofounded by Katie and Stuart Wootton is 2012. Both Katie and Stuart have a background in education, primarily working within specialist educational colleges as teaching staff. Having also had vast experience in agriculture, conservation and equine the idea to set up a provision to offer alternative education and therapeutic day services was born.
'' I absolutely love working with everyone that attends New Pastures and it makes my job so rewarding to know we are helping people to learn new skills in our nurturing setting. I enjoy being a friendly face to greet people each day and knowing that we provide such a valuable service within the community makes me so proud ''
Katie Wootton - Director