What people say about us

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be part of the team at the farm. I have gained so much knowledge and confidence and this has helped me in so many ways. I will miss the farm and everybody here, it has been the best year of my life!

Samantha Jagger   

What a great team you have working on the farm everyone was so friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed my time working with you all, the staff and service users seem to have a great time working on the farm, the experience was great. My week on placement went way to fast thank you for having me. Would highly recommend this service.
5 stars for the food aswell!!!


Thank you for having me! I have really enjoyed my time spent doing work experience here and I have learnt so much! I have also met some amazing people on the way! Thank you all for making me feel welcome and comfortable and helping me to learn too! I will definitely be back in the summer for more work experience.

Jazmin    Work Experience   

Thanks for supporting Max - He loves his days with you.

Sue Pickup    Parent Of SEN Provision User   

All I can do is thank you for providing such a valuable opportunity for Elinor. She has had a variety of support workers bringing her to the farm and they have all agreed that Elinor has benefited from her time there, so thankyou very much.

Jane Griffith    Parent Of SEN Provision User   

Tyler has changed a great deal in his ways which is very pleasing. We found that the farm has done a great job with our grandson. We hope he can continue to attend such a great place of learning.

Graham Bunting    AP Student - Parent   

Thank you for everything you did with me at the farm, I now know how to make a CV. You guys are very good people who have changed me in a good way so thankyou for being there for me. I am so sad to leave as I enjoyed it at the farm.

Harvey    AP Student   

I enjoy mixing with other young people and looking after the piglets I also like feeding the snakes.

Kane Craddock    AP Student   
Susan Penneyston    Parent Of AP Student   

Luke really likes going to the farm and spending the day with the animals and staff, he really enjoys it because its a great place with very nice people

Kerrie Poynton    Parent Of AP Student   

Excell For Training @ Chesterfield Community Care Farm offers the opportunity for success to some of our most challenging students. The provision is personalised and flexible to meet the needs of each student. There are a range of qualifications available and the chance for students to take up apprenticeships and further training post-16.

Sarah Burton    Tupton Hall School   

Hardworking people lovely animals lots on offer caring and dedicated to volunteers and learners

Lisa    Lime tree house   

This is a great opportunity for disabled learners to gain qualification to progress in to the work environment.

J. H.   

I feel more motivated to get up and go! I feel as though I need to do something with my life more than sitting around doing nothing since I’ve been here.

R. L.   

I find that my personality has blossomed. I now have knowledge of animals and land based work.

N. J.   

Working as a volunteer has given me more self confidence and given me motivation to meet people that I would probably not mix with outside the farm. I am now more outgoing and I now realise the problems involved in working on a farm. I also can now interact with people with learning difficulties and I’m learning how to understand and approach them.

T. L.   

I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity of work experience at the farm, I enjoyed it very much. I especially liked feeding the pigs and being able to socialise with other people. Please pass on my thanks to all the workers at the farm as they were all a joy to work with and made me feel very welcome. I now have a much clearer idea of what I would like to do for a future career.

J. G.   

I think the Farm is an amazing place for learners to learn real farming skills, social development and how to be responsible with livestock.

S. B.   

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