Our Vision

Our vision is for The Big House to be a place where children and young people are safe, healthy and happy. A place where everyone who comes to stay receives good quality of care; enjoy lots of new experiences and achieve positive outcomes.


To achieve this we work with a qualified and experienced staff team who are very child focused and knowledgeable about the children and young people who come to The Big House. We ensure that we offer a range of different activities and experiences in order for them to achieve positive outcomes. 


Our Location

The Big House is situated in the village of Edwinstowe, eight miles from Mansfield and eight miles from Worksop and only two miles from Ollerton.  

We are well situated for recreation centres, swimming pools, farm parks, horse riding, cinemas, youth clubs, theatres, fairgrounds, adventure playgrounds, bowling alleys, soft play areas and country parks, all of which can be reached within about thirty minutes.


Our Home

We take a maximum of 8 children residentially up to the age of 18 years old. We endeavour to match peer groups to ensure the best mix for children and young people for each stay.


The purpose built home was completed in October 2015 and is well-decorated and comfortable with a large range of indoor activities and games for use by the children and young people. There is an air conditioned sensory room with sensory activities including water bed, UV lighting, fibre optics, bubble tubes and music.


Outside, the grounds are extensive and incorporate a large, totally safe play area for the young people.  There are plenty of trees, shrubs, flower beds, swings, cycles (and track) and equipment designed to challenge and to improve dexterity and mobility. 


All our meals are home cooked on site using the best fresh ingredients, offering lots of choice.


Our Approach

The Big House operates within the philosophy of a non-oppressive approach.  The staff will encourage this practice by actively;


  • Giving children and young people assistance and support to understand and follow their racial, cultural, religious and linguistic background.

  • Allowing children and young people to follow any requirement of dress, diet or daily routine relating to their race, religion or culture.

  • Helping children and young people to understand and learn any elements of their background they feel is important to them.


In consultation with parents, carers, children and young people, we assess and endeavour to meet the needs of all children and young people in the home having regard to their gender, ethnic origin, culture, sexual orientation, religion, disability, dietary requirements, legal status and mental health.  All details are recorded on the young person’s individual residential action plan and conducted in a person centred approach.

Click here to read The Big House's latest Ofsted report

Click here to read The Big House Statement of Purpose

Click here to read how to access and review your service

Click here to find information from  Nottinghamshire County Council Social Care

Click here to find  information about The Multu-Agency Safeguarding Hub

Click here to read about the Pathway to provision

Contact Us

Click here to to find information from Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership

The Big House

Norttinghamshire County Council

Church Street


NG21 9QA

T: 01623822453


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