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ADO Academy

After School Club - Holiday Clubs - ADO for Schools - ADO Training Centre

ADO Therapy

1 to 1 & Group - Activities - Therapy - Counselling
06 February 2018

Changes at ADO

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! 

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30 January 2018

Promoting Positive Mental Health

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.

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15 January 2018

Winners Again - Social Care Awards 2018

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.

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13 December 2017

Jack Does It Again!

Kallum's Good For Number 6

Hot on the heels of our recent winner, Kallum Goodchild becomes our 6th Jack Petchey Achievement Award winner. Kallum is one of our ADO Mentors and another committed young person who helps out in many areas. I'm sure Kallum is an entrepreneur in the making, as our first memories of him helping was at a fund raising event nearly four years ago, when he was a lot smaller, but he built his own selling stall and sold refreshments and snacks raising money for ADO. He has matured into a bright, helpful and always willing member of the Mentors team, especially during our Holiday Clubs and events. His peers voted for Kallum for his hard work in helping the younger children at Holiday Club and his great support to them when they get upset or have hurt themselves. He is always on hand to comfort them, showing great empathy. His prize money will be put towards the Low Ropes equipment we purchased to give children and young people a great opportunity to learn new adventure and physical skills. Well done Kallum! 

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12 December 2017

Jack Of All Trades

Taylor Wins For Number 5

A big well done to Taylor Thomas, who becomes ADO's 5th Jack Petchey winner. Taylor is one of ADO's Young Leaders and has been helping in many areas of the business since taking on that role. She is a great all rounder who can adapt herself to many of the roles required at ADO. Taylor has gained valuable work experience working as part of the ADO support team for many events over the last couple of years and is a valued member of the ADO team. She was voted by her peers for many reasons, but primarily for her kind, committed, helpful mentoring, always with a big smile across her face at all times. Her prize money will be put towards the Low Ropes equipment we purchased to give children and young people a great opportunity to learn new adventure and physical skills. Well done Taylor! 

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06 December 2017

Attachment Theory Workshops

Professional Counselling

How many companies provide first class professional workshops for the parents or carers of the children at their Preschool Nursery?

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Horticulture - Gardening VolunteerVolunteering with ADO

The Horticulture - Gardening role will support our ADO Operations and Services team based over two sites in Welling and our Preschool nursery in Bexley. We have 6.4 acres of land at The Education & Healthcare Centre, Poets Corner, Welling that needs maintaining, so there is plenty of opportunity to get involved in a whole range of horticulture activities! This role will provide general upkeep, planting, potting, maintenance and various projects throughout the seasons. Our smaller Mini-Explorers Garden is always in need of general gardening maintenance and planting out through the seasons. We also have plans to expand the gardening area at this site.

The role demands a minimum commitment of ½ day per week over a 6 month period. There will be a one month probation period. The ADO Services team work Monday to Saturday, 8.30am until 6pm, except at the Preschool setting.

You will supporting our Operations and Services Team with daily schedules of ensuring our land is maintained and prepared. There will be some project based work with new initiatives or improvements in the design of the landscaping. There may be opportunity to be a part of new projects with our customer bases offsite.

Although there are many technical aspects to horticulture, we would be looking for the ideal candidate to have attention to details and good communication skills. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a passion for gardening and being outside enjoying the nature around them.

The ADO team work across many different types of services and as a volunteer you will welcomed into the team and have an opportunity to understand how the business works.

Person Specification

♦ Essential - The applicant requires a reasonable general all round knowledge of plants and gardening or is willing to learn

♦ Essential - Good communication skills - Attention to detail

♦ Essential - Ability to follow schedules and work without direct supervision

♦ Essential - Able to follow task lists and understanding priority items from less important tasks

♦ Essential - Ability to work in a team

♦ Desirable - Full clean driving license or easy transport links to our sites.

♦ Desirable - Experience in working outdoors in all weathers

If you would like to apply for this role. then please start the process by clicking the button below:

Volunteers Wanted - Apply Here

Animal Days Out CIC
Animal Days Out C.I.C. is a Not For Profit Community Interest Company

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ADO Services
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Our services offer Healthcare and Education with a theme of animals, wildlife, nature and outdoor activities and adventure. To find out more about any of our services please call our team during office hours and we will be pleased to discuss your requirements in confidence.

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