Nursery and Reception (EYFS)
Early Years Staff can request in advance of the visit any particular areas they would like to cover. There are opportunities throughout the visit for children to contribute and to ask questions. We offer an introduction to:-
The animals on the farm:
- Names of animals and their young
- Physical features
- What they need to thrive
- What we get from them
Looking at and talking about plants:
- Identifying and naming
- What they need to grow
- What we get from certain plants (e.g. flour from wheat)
Autumn: animals grow winter coats, fruit and nuts are harvested, trees shed their leaves – or don’t!
Winter/Spring: lambs & kids are born, planting seeds, early-flowering bulbs, frog spawn.
Summer: chicks and ducklings, tadpoles, bees collecting pollen, flowers, fruit and vegetables growing and developing.
Tours cater for up to 30 children and their accompanying adults. Tours last approximately one and a half hours.
Start times: 10:30am or 1:30pm
The tour charge is £75 for up to 40 people (includes children and adults). Morning tours can stay to eat lunch in the farm’s classroom. There is an additional charge of £20 for the lunch room hire.
If you are a school or group planning to visit the farm you must book in advance. Call Chris Heath on 02079165421 for information and to make a booking. Chris is available to discuss bookings, Monday to Friday between 9am to 10am and 3:30pm – 5pm (except Thursday’s).
A fee of £50 is charged if bookings are cancelled with less than 7 days notice. Cancellation must be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Health & Safety
The Health & Safety Executive provide information regarding farm visits for schools. Before bringing your group please go to Visit My Farm and download the updated 2015 Code of Practice – Essential Advice to Teachers and Others. Please ensure your group organiser reads the advice to reduce potential risks when visiting farms.
We also offer:
The KTCF Education Programme is supported by
the City of London Corporation’s charity
City Bridge Trust