Meadow Lodge at Lea Green. Freedom, Relaxation, Support.

Our early bird offer takes flight!

Book now to get 20% off our summer activity week

summer activity week

We are running a residential week of accessible activities at Lea Green Learning and Development Centre this summer. If you book before the end of June, you can save 20% off!

Exciting outdoor activities on offer range from archery, rock climbing, canoeing, ropes courses and team games! Our inclusive activities are ideal for children and adults with disabilities, learning difficulties and additional needs. Click on the below links for further information (opens up a new window). 

Activ-ability week dates:

If you are interested in joining us, you can stay for the whole week, part of the week or just a day, you decide! Full board and accommodation is included if you stay for the whole week. 

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Activ-ability days

Spaces throughout 2015

If you can't make the above summer dates, don't worry! We still have some spaces left on our individual activity days with lunch provided. Click on the links below to find out more.


Disability Rocks

Have you got your ticket?

Join us on Saturday 9th May 

We are hosting the Midlands date of the Disability Rocks Big Tour! The day will be filled with music and arts performances made accessible for people with additional needs and visitors will have the chance to take part in fully inclusive activities. 
Book your tickets here!

Meadow Lodge break

Book an unforgettable stay

Fully accessible accommodation

Meadow Lodge offers purpose built accommodation for people with additional needs. Set within the grounds of Lea Green Centre, guests can choose to take part in a variety of optional accessible activities or simply relax and enjoy some respite in the Derbyshire countryside. 

We welcome a range of visitors from school groups and families to carers supporting individuals who we see on a regular basis. For more information about the facilities at Meadow Lodge and booking a stay with us, call our team on 01629 534561 or click here to find out more (opens up a new window).


There is a new support helpline available in Rotherham for victims and survivors of Child Sexual Exploitation. This new helpline is provided by the NSPCC on behalf of Rotherham Council . It is a single point of contact for all victims, is confidential and available 24/7. Please circulate the helpline number in schools and colleges.


The helpline telephone number is: 0800 7319 256

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See also the Rotherham 'Standing Together' Campaign website; you can register to pledge your support and access resources on signs and indicators of CSE and where to get help:


Early Years Foundation Stage


Every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to fulfill their potential. A child's experience in the early years has a major impact on their future life, providing the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities as they grow up. Here at Newman our foundation stage team strive to provide children with those experiences and activities to help them thrive. We provide activities which help children to explore their environment and the objects and people within it. We want them to learn about themselves and their environment through direct experience. We also place a great deal of emphasis upon the development of self-help skills which include: toileting, feeding, drinking, dressing and undressing. We learn through play and sensory experiences every day, and have lots of fun with our friends and teachers! The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) document supports us in this. Briefly:


ey2The EYFS is a stage of children's development from birth to the end of their first year (Reception) year in school. The EYFS Framework describes how early years practitioners should work with children and their families to support their development and learning. It is made up of 7 Areas of Learning. These are: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Communication and Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. The framework describes how your child should be kept safe and cared for and how all concerned can make sure that your child achieves the most that they can in their earliest years of life. It is based on four important principles.


What are the EYFS principles?

ey3Theme: A Unique Child

Principle: Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

Theme: Positive Relationships

Principle: Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.

Theme: Enabling Environments

Principle: The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children's development and learning.

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Principle: Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and interconnected.


What can parents and carers do?

Parents and carers are their children's first teachers. When they are with you learning can happen at any time and anywhere, for example through:

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    • Being generous with praise and cuddles
    • Reading things together, looking at books and talking about pictures
    • Playing games, singing nursery rhymes
    • Talking about what you can see in the park or on the street
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