ADO In The News

ADO in the News

ADO Mini-Explorers - Officially Outstanding!ADO Mini Explorers Preschool

Following our first OFSTED inspection on Tuesday 20th March, the team at ADO are excited and thrilled to announce we have just received the official news that the ADO Mini-Explorers Preschool has been overall graded as 'Outstanding'! In fact we swept the board within the four main categories, gaining an Outstanding in all of them. An incredible achievement for the Preschool at its first ever inspection.

ADO Join 'Grow Wild' Campaign

ADO has just received their boxes of wild flower seed after successfully applying and being accepted onto the Grow Wild scheme in association with The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Several thousand seeds including pollinators, woodland species, night time flowering species, sensory and classic field wildflower seeds have arrived to be sown over the next month or so at our Healthcare and Education site at Poets Corner, Welling.

All Out For Health and Education!

After 8 years of providing ADO Encounters in the form of animal parties, animal experiences and park events for thousands of children, young people and adults across hundreds of venues, ADO have announced they will now be concentrating solely and fully on their health and education services going forward. It has been a tough choice to make, as ADO set the standards for professional and licensed animal encounters that have been hugely popular across London and the South East during their time. Now the business has matured and grown and is now an important industry leader in alternative healthcare and education. The ambitions of the company means that we simply can't do everything! 

Practice Your Mindfulness Skills With Your Children This Easter

As we head into Easter, it's a great time of the year to spend some relaxing and quality time with your children and family. What better time to absorb and share all the things around you.

Jenny Maydon, our ADO counsellor, has provided a little taster of how to embrace mindfulness, with some useful tips aimed at parents and children.

More Professional Counselling from ADO

Our Spring Workshops are close to being revealed, but in the meantime as part of our programmes for our existing Mini-Explorers Preschool Outdoor Nursery Parents, we shall be running a workshop entitled 'Promoting Positive Mental Health' on Friday 23rd February at our main ADO Office in Welling Town Centre from 10am until 12 Midday. The course will be run by our BACP professional trained counsellor, Jenny Maydon. The workshop costs just £20 for our existing Preschool parents.

What's The Difference!

In February, we announced that ADO would no longer provide our Encounters Services as we felt they firmly sat within the 'Entertainment' sector, which was a place we did not really want to be. We have a passion for Healthcare and Education here at ADO and its this area we really wanted to focus upon. We had already been running a large range of services incorporating Healthcare, Education and a mixture of the two, so other than our new Alternative Provision services, it was business as usual. Dropping our Encounters Services means that we can really concentrate on the services most beneficial to the community and providing career opportunities along the way.

So what's staying and what services have gone?

Best Alternative Healthcare Services Provider 2018

For the second year running, The ADO Therapy team have picked up the prize of annual winners in the GHP Social Care Awards. This year, we are double winners in London and South-East for, 'Best Alternative Healthcare Services Provider' and 'The GHP Excellence Award For Animal Therapy'. This is a tremendous achievement for a small social enterprise and highlights the progress we make every year with our provision, offering our unique services to a wide range of the community, individuals, families and professionals.

ADO Brands & Services - Part of Animal Days Out CIC


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