Services for Children

For over 100 years, Chailey Heritage Foundation has been helping children with complex disabilities. In that time we have developed a range of world leading services for children and young people.

A Very Special School

Chailey Heritage School gives learners with complex disabilities a totally individualised curriculum tailored to their needs and aspirations.

'Home From Home' Residential Service

Chailey Heritage Residential offers a range of packages from short breaks/respite to 52 week boarding.

Chailey Heritage Pathways

Highly specialised care and support, both at home and in the community.

Make A Splash With Aquamovers+

A fun and dynamic group for parents & their disabled children aged under 5 years old.

Holiday Activity Club

Activity sessions available to children attending Chailey Heritage School.

Short Breaks/Respite

Our Chailey Heritage Residential can provide short breaks/respite to children even if they do not attend Chailey Heritage School.

Patchwork Farm

Patchwork Farm is a therapeautic care farm, offering young people the chance to be close with animals.

Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Riding

We offer private sessions to the wider community.

Need Help?

Please contact us for further information on our Services for Children or to arrange an informal visit


Starting school can be a nerve-racking time for any parent.

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Read about how Patchwork Farm has helped Henry's confidence

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