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LEAPS Suffolk

Our relationship with AU

As an AU provider we are grant funded and adhere to the guidelines set out by AU.

Overview of our organisation and the services we offer

We offer two fortnightly Saturday Clubs for children and young people with additional needs. The morning session is for children age 5 – 11 years, and the afternoon session is for young people age 12 – 20 years. We also offer Holiday clubs that run 9am – 3.30pm on select days in the school holidays. These are for children and young people with additional needs who are age 5 – 20 years. Both the Saturday and Holiday Clubs are based in the Ipswich IP2 area, and provide opportunities for children and young people to try various activities both indoor and outside, in a safe and secure environment.

We also offer ‘Out, Not In!’ which offers different community-based activities such as trips to bowling, the theatre, the zoo, cinema, or even a meal out. Each session is targeted at a different age range, but we aim to provide groups from childhood right through to adulthood.

In 2020 we are also starting to provide residentials/short holidays for young people + adults with additional needs. Keep an eye out for further information or contact Karen to register your interest.

The sort of activities we offer

Our Saturday and Holiday clubs provide opportunities for children to try various activities, both indoor and outside.  These include cooking, team games, craft and much more.  We encourage life skills, helping each other and preparing snack etc. Our aim is for the children and young people to leave happy.

Out, Not In! frequently visits different community-based activities. We have been to the Panto, cinema, Bounce, Pizza Hut and a Christmas event at the zoo. We have a variety of activities planned for the rest of the year, so do keep an eye on what we offer.

Staff are trained in:

  • First Aid,
  • Administering medication
  • Basic Makaton
  • Safeguarding
  • Food hygiene
  • Positive behaviour strategies and de-escalation

All the team have vast experience working with children, young people and adults with ASD, ADHD and additional needs in various settings.  We all have child care and/or disability related qualifications (from level 3 – level 6) 

If a child or young person requires personal care, it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure personal items are brought into the club

We provide snack and drinks


Why you should choose us!

Our dedicated team are understanding and supportive. Throughout all of our activities we have everyones interests at heart. We want everyone to have a good time at every single opportunity we provide.

New or upcoming projects

Our Summer holiday club is running on the 26/27/28 July & 2/3/4/9/10/11/12/16/17/18/20 August.

Saturday club will be taking place on 24 July & 7 August

Telephone: 07761 397535




LEAPS Suffolk
Name Next Date Address Price
LEAPS Summer Holiday Club , Stone Lodge Academy, Stone Lodge Lane West, IP2 9HW £0.00
LEAPS Saturday Club for 12 - 20 years! , Stone Lodge Academy, Stone Lodge Lane West, IP2 9HW £0.00
LEAPS Saturday Club for 5 - 11 years! , Stone Lodge Academy, Stone Lodge Lane West, IP2 9HW £0.00

Stone Lodge Academy, Stone Lodge Lane West, Ipswich, IP2 9HW

How the activity is supported:

The dedicated team at LEAPS Suffolk have a wealth of knowledge and are experienced in their practice related to the varying needs people using our service may have. We offer different levels of support, recognising that some people may need more support than others at different times.  This includes supportin on a 1:1 basis.  The level of care and support needed will be agreed before you or your child starts attending.

Ratio of staff to children:

Dependant on child's needs so please speak to us

Staff are trained to assist in the following:

  • Personal care
  • Makaton
  • PECS
  • BSL
  • Managing a seizure
  • Administering medication
  • Mobility assistance
  • Managing challenging behaviour
  • Disability awareness
  • Sensory training
  • First aid, Food hygiene, safeguarding.

Support statement:

1-1 support may be available and this will be discussed on confirmation of booking.

Access by ramps, slopes and/or manual doors
WC Accessible
Parking 2 stars

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The Building/Venue is equipped with the following

  • Ramp
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilet

Children need additional clothing

There is close by a place where a parent or carer could go whilst the child is at the activity



LEAPS Suffolk

Stone Lodge Academy, Stone Lodge Lane West, Ipswich, IP2 9HW