Therapy sessions

The creature now visit over 150 nursing homes, dementia units and day centres for the elderly and disabled since our very first visit to a local nursing home in 2011. Our one on one approach ensures everyone can interact with a selection of scaly, furry, creepy crawly and feathered creatures, in a way that is accessible to their individual needs. We also offer lounge and room visit options.  

The reactions, songs and stories that the animals inspire, during their visits, never ceases to amaze us and the care staff on duty.  We visit day centres across Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, and visit care homes that are under the banner of Sunrise Senior Living, Colten Care, B.U.P.A., Order of St John's, Brighterkind, Care South, as well as many smaller and privately owned homes.  All of our clients have stayed with us over the years, all booking multiple visits across the year, several booking a visit as often as once a month.     

   The ferrets bring back many memories.

The ferrets bring back many memories.

   A unique sensory experience!

A unique sensory experience!

   Our snakes and other reptiles, as well as our creepy crawly team are a big hit.

Our snakes and other reptiles, as well as our creepy crawly team are a big hit.

   Everyone gets hands on with all of the creatures.

Everyone gets hands on with all of the creatures.

We offer lounge visits, room visits, or a combination of the two, we offer open day mingles introducing the animals to visitors, and we offer themed appearances at Halloween, dressed as witches, and Christmas, dressed as elves, where appropriate.  

   A picture is worth a thousand words. Our animals appear in photos on many bedroom walls.

A picture is worth a thousand words. Our animals appear in photos on many bedroom walls.

These encounters cost £90 per hour for up to 25 handlers. The Creature Teacher staff present will interact with each resident/service user, introducing each animal and ensuring everyone has one on one time with up to 5 different types of animals, in a way that is accessible to their individual needs. You will receive £10 off your first booking with us. Discounts are available for multiple bookings across the year.

Please note there will be a fuel charge.

We will discuss with you the options that would work best for your group, during the booking process and, together, we will design a visit to suit your needs.

 

Take a look at our animal team HERE, or check our frequently asked questions page HERE.

   Lounge or room visits.

Lounge or room visits.

   Echo the barn owl will fly to residents in their bed if they can't make it to the lounge.

Echo the barn owl will fly to residents in their bed if they can't make it to the lounge.

For further information please call 07429867013

or email thecreatureteachers@yahoo.co.uk