Naturally Enterprising

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Naturally Enterprising is a project created by The Enterprise Centre to provide an Alternative Education provision, a community hub and place to support NEET individuals enabling them back to work, into more training or volunteering . We are a quality and recognised Enterprise and Earth Education provider, facilitators of The Step up programme and coaches in health and wellbeing. Our centre set in the the Kirklees Valley nature reserve in Bury. Our purpose is to capacity build and develop confidence and wellbeing for those in need. We do this by encouraging individuals to access the many benefits of nature, enjoy the benefits of Equine Assisted Learning and therapy whilst contributing to the development of the green spaces within their local communities’.

Naturally Enterprising is an initiative that combines enterprise training and personal development with the natural environment and supported by Equine Assisted Learning and therapy. 

The team at The Enterprise Centre are qualified teachers or teaching assistants and they run a range of activities which encourage the development of individuals and their emotional management. We also run women only wellbeing programmes to provide our clients with a wide range of skills that will take them forward to their future success.

Courses

Step-Up To Success

The Step-Up To Success Programme helps to develop positive mental and physical attitudes through a series of workshops, events and experiences that are very different from traditional learning practices.

For each individual, their programme will be identified with one of our trained coaches in private 1-to-1 sessions during which they will design a personalized learning programme. This identifies possible strengths to build upon to overcome any barriers they may have. The delivery of the programme will consist of a mix of very practical small group sessions in personal management, self-development, confidence building, enterprise skills, photography and land management.

There are three different Step-Up To Success Programmes that may last up to 10, 16 or 21 weeks and It is up to the customer to decide which one of these best suits them.

1-to-1

We can provide 1-to-1 mentoring and support sessions to help clients to grow and be successful.

The 1-to-1 sessions will be tailored directly to the specific needs of the client and a programme of bespoke advice and support are subsequently identified.

Our staff and associates are all successful in their chosen fields and
a mentor will be identified whose experience and skills are most relevant to your needs and your stage of development.

Leadership

We can provide 1-to-1 mentoring and support sessions to help clients to grow and be successful.

The 1-to-1 sessions will be tailored directly to the specific needs of the client and a programme of bespoke
advice and support are subsequently identified.

Our staff and associates are all successful in their chosen fields and
a mentor will be identified whose experience and skills are most relevant to your needs and your stage of development.

Equine Therapy

Equine therapy, also known as equine-assisted therapy (EAT), is a method that includes equine activities or an equine environment to promote physical, occupational, and emotional growth in persons with mental or behaviour imbalances.

Since horses have similar behaviours to humans, such as social and responsive behaviours, it is easy for individuals to create a connection with the horse. This results in allowing individuals to grow by establishing trust, communicating effectively, managing emotional responses, setting and maintaining safe and appropriate behaviour patterns, developing leadership skills and growing confidence.

Naturally Enterprising uses equine-assisted learning to help train and develop their clients. Many of the skills we teach in our sessions translate well into the business world and because the environment is so different it will help our clients think more creatively.

Don’t just take our word for it…

Our courses work!

“The Enterprise Centre have given the children such an amazing opportunity. The enthusiasm, the knowledge and understanding but most importantly the smiles they came back with week in week out is a HUGE testament to the staff and animals at the centre. Thank you all for letting our children be part of this wonderful experience.”

Miss Dean

Inclusion Lead at Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School, Bury

Over the six sessions attending the Enterprise Centre, it was wonderful to see how much the children all grew in confidence and independence.

All the children worked well together on various activities, they built on their social communication skills and team working skills. The enjoyment the children got from these sessions was evident from their weekly excitement at attending the centre. Some children now visit the café at weekends and some children have booked in extra time at the Enterprise Centre. It was a wonderful experience for the children and something I would definitely recommend for the future and other schools. We all had a fantastic time.”

Mr Nulty

Year 5 class teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School, Bury

High school was always extremely difficult for me, I struggled with making friends, my school work deteriorated as well as my general mental health.

I began attending TEC once a week for half a day at the end of March 2020 and instantly fell in love with everything it had to offer. On the first day, Smokey (pony) gifted me his trust by lying down with me. The beautiful environment and the overall calmness of the centre put my mind at ease, helped me stay calm and always was something for me to look forward to in my week..

I have achieved many qualifications through UK Rural Skills. Some include: Equine behaviour, Basic horse care, Animal nursing, Project planning, management and much more. I also have a distinction in Equine Psychology as well as Teaching Assistance diploma level 2.

I am now working towards getting an apprenticeship here. I am so excited to work and help others as much as the people here helped me.”

Millie

Student

“I leave here today with a better understanding on how I am inside and coping methods, I can leave here knowing that these methods do work and I need to start using them in my life to make myself a better and confident person!”

Claire

1-to-1

“My experience in the Step Up Program has been really good. I have learned new things in general but also about myself. I have realized what my strengths and weaknesses are. The whole program has made me a lot more focused to achieve my goals in life.”

James

Step-Up To Success

Ranch Rangers

Ranch Rangers is held on Saturday Mornings 9.30-12.00.

During that time young people over 9 years take part in a range of activities related to Earth Education, Conservation and Equine Assisted Learning. You can learn how to create furniture using Pallets, how to walk a wild pony or train a therapy canine.

All activities supervised by DBS qualified teachers on our custom-built site in the heart of The Kirklees Valley Nature Reserve.

In return for a place, we ask parents to donate just £40 PCM which helps us to maintain the welfare of our 3 ponies none are of which are backed. Contact us directly for more information or to see if we have places available.