London Borough of Croydon

Calleydown is a residential home providing day care and overnight stays for children and young people who have severe learning difficulties. Some children have associated physical disabilities, challenging behaviour and medical needs, Calleydown cannot provide nursing care.

The home can accommodate five children for an overnight stay along with two children for day visits, however this is assessed on individual need.

In term time children come in after school. Children staying overnight are taken to school on school transport the next day. During the school holidays children's visits can range from 4 to 24 hours depending on individual need.

The home is based in New Addington and provides a fun and stimulating environment. It has an adapted garden, a sensory room, ball pool/soft play room and a computer suite for the children to use. The staff encourage the children to take part in a range of activities and outings to develop their independence and make their stay at Calleydown enjoyable.

Referrals come to us following an assessment undertaken by a social worker from services for children with disabilities team. An allocation for a short break service from Calleydown would then be agreed at the resource panel.

Calleydown is registered by Ofsted and currently has a rating of good. Our Ofsted report can be seen at the home or on the Ofsted website, Search Ofsted Reports. Our URN is SC041887.

Links to brochures about Calleydown:

Directions by public transport

Bus: From East Croydon to Central Parade, New Addington
For more details on bus routes please see TFL website
Tram: From East Croydon you can take the Number 3 tram to Central Parade, New Addington
Walk: Walk across the Central Parade towards Arnhem Drive
Walk down Arnhem Drive
Calleydown will be a left turn three quarters of the way down Arnhem Drive. (There are shortcuts across the green areas as shown on the map below.)


Calleydown Shortbreak Children's Home

01689 842464
07899 060948
Address Line:

47a Calleydown Crescent

New Addington



Children with disabilities team

020 8726 6400
020 8760 5797
Address Line:

Children with disabilities team

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk

Croydon CR0 1EA