Alison is an experienced educator who is dedicated in her work supporting children’s learning and development.
She strongly believes the benefits of animal assisted support to help children be the best they can be. It provides children with the motivation and support to build confidence and skills that allow them to engage more positively in school and life in general.
Alison is passionate in establishing respectful and reciprocal relationships with students, families and other professionals in order to provide a learning environment that enhances children’s wellbeing in a fun and supportive way.
Jett & Ollie
Jett is Alison’s main therapy dog. He is a purebred black and white long haired Border Collie and looks a little like a big cuddly bear. He is 11 years old and enjoys being around people. Jett has been certified as a therapy dog and has worked with Alison in this field for 2 and half years.
Jett is extremely calm and gentle and enjoys being petted and cuddled. Being a Border Collie, he loves exercise and running around with children. He also likes performing tricks and is very patient and calm when practicing mindfulness.
Jett has been with Alison since he was 8 weeks old and has grown up with her 2 children who adore him. Jett constantly makes children feel at ease with his calmness, he makes them smile and helps them become engaged learners.