HANDLER KATE

HANDLER JERRY

OUR OTHER ASSISTANTS

 We do have assistants that help us at some events and these are always either family members or close friends that have a strong bond with the animals. Each helper is DBS checked, has checked references and is fully insured as part of our Public Liability Insurance.



Kate trained at the London College of Fashion before eventually choosing a career with children. Kate successfully ran a Pre-School in Croydon but found the endless paperwork constantly took over from her time with the children, her love of Special Needs Education and working with emotional, social, learning and behavioural difficulties. 

Her love for animals and their welfare comes from spending so much time with her brother, and Our Amazing Animal World founder, Mark.

- Fully DBS Checked

- Trained/Certified First Aider

- Fully Insured

- Safe Guard Trained
- Level 3 NVQ​


FAVOURITE ANIMAL:

Elephants


FAVOURITE OUR AMAZING
​ANIMAL WORLD
ANIMAL:

Mika the Meerkat

THE HANDLERS

MEET THE TEAM

behind every animal

is an experienced professional


Mat worked in various roles before finding his true passion for working with children and has built an impressive 10 years working in childcare and currently works at a Primary School.


Mat, with his wife Sophie, spend much of their free time raising money for the Brompton Fountain which is a charity supporting the childrens units at Royal Brompton Hospital, the UK's leading specialist heart and lung centre.  

Mat has always had a love for animals and with a special interest in birds of prey. Mat met Mark and Jerry after booking them for his sons birthday and instantly hitting it off and have become close friends over the past year.

- Fully DBS Checked

- Trained/Certified First Aider

- Fully Insured
- Level 2 NVQ


FAVOURITE ANIMAL:

Snakes and Birds of Prey


FAVOURITE OUR AMAZING
​ANIMAL WORLD
ANIMAL:

Felipé the Chameleon

Why Choose Us?




Born and raised in Holland and moved to the
​UK in 2008 where Jerry carried on a successful career in teaching. With
an 'outstanding' from Ofsted for his continued work in 'Special Needs Education' Jerry has years of experience working with emotional, social, learning and behavioural difficulties.

His love for animals and their welfare comes from growing up around animals in Holland.

- Fully DBS Checked

- Trained/Certified First Aider

- Fully Insured

- Safe Guard Trained
- Outstanding from Ofsted


FAVOURITE ANIMAL:

Capybara


FAVOURITE OUR AMAZING
​ANIMAL WORLD
ANIMAL:

Felipé the Chameleon 

​& Millie the Millipede

HANDLER MAT

It can be no fun, and extremely frustrating for children, just watching someone walk talking endlessly about boring facts and 'displaying' animals and that you aren't allowed to touch or hold! What we do at Our Amazing Animal World is to get down on the floor with the children and really get involved involved assisting each and every child enabling them to ​hold and learn about as many animals ​as possible.


Our aim is to put the fun back into everything ​and ​show that learning about animals can be fun, educational and truly amazing! As the only animal handlers in the South East with Qualified Teachers as handlers we are in a unique position to offer an experience that is both ​fully educational and a huge amount of fun! 


 We are members of the UK Animal Encounters Professionals Group where we interact with other professionals within the same field and can keep informed of the ever changing animal landscape.




Behind each animal is an experienced handler

FOUNDER MARK

Born and raised in Kent - Mark moved to London in his 20's and worked for many years as an award winning Graphic Designer. In his 30's he explored Europe and settled for ​a number of years in Holland. While working in design he never lost my love for animals and always dreamt of the day he could work with animals and in 2015 made this dream into a reality


- Fully DBS Checked

- Trained/Certified First Aider

- Fully Insured

- Safe Guard Trained
- Experience volunteering at Mencap
and working with children and adults
​with severe physical disabilities.


FAVOURITE ANIMAL:

Tapirs or Penguins (changes all the time)


FAVOURITE OUR AMAZING
​ANIMAL WORLD
ANIMAL:

I really could never choose a favourite as they are all my babies! however Rita and Boris the rats are never ​far from me.