Big Fun Run for Cancer Research UK!

22 June, 2017 Capture

Our Fosterplus Long Eaton team will be raising funds for a charity close to our hearts, having sadly lost one of our foster carers to cancer last year. In his memory, the team (Lindsey, Jenny and Sue) have decided to take part in a 5km race to help raise money for Cancer Research, which helps to fund […]

Reaching New Heights At Jump Xtreme Trampoline Centre

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Our team at Coventry held a fun event over half term for their foster children. This took place at a trampoline activity centre called Jump Xtreme in Tamworth. Everyone had a brilliant time jumping, doing back flips and braving somersaults!  

Elaine’s Fostering Journey

4 January, 2017 elaine

Originally, I trained and worked as a nurse in London. I then married and moved out to the countryside to bring up our two daughters. I soon discovered that I enjoyed the company of my girls and their friends and, after positive feedback from parents, I was soon being asked to child-mind in the holidays […]

Fostering Articles | November Top 10

28 November, 2016 Two female friends playing in woods wearing reindeer antlers, girls playing in park at winter

November brings us many things: fireworks night, remembrance day and shorter, colder days. Now that the festivities period is drawing closer, we’ve decided to round up our top 10 articles and blog posts from the month to share with you – from foster care to Christmas tips for parents! Lessons from a first time foster carer | […]

Graffiti Workshop at Long Eaton

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Over half term, children at the Long Eaton office were invited along to participate in an organised Graffiti Workshop. They were given the opportunity to share some of their artistic ideas, and were taught some of the techniques used by professional graffiti artists. They put these skills into practice and helped to create two impressive pieces […]

The Children of Foster Carers

5 October, 2016 Young caucasian kids in Denmark on a summer day.

When a person makes the decision to become a Foster Carer, it means the whole family will be involved in the fostering role. Sons and Daughters month is a national campaign, which celebrates the children of Foster Carers. We want to thank all the children and young people who help their parents with fostering – […]

Long Eaton Team Get Creative!

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A big thank you to the children and carers who came to a number of drop in sessions over the summer, helping us to add some colour to our meeting room! Plain white mugs have been transformed into colourful masterpieces, coasters have been decorated, and canvases adorned with paint, feathers and sequins – and all are […]

Olympic champion, Laura Trott, shares words of wisdom with Fosterplus!

17 August, 2016 laura trott

Fosterplus Dundee were lucky enough to meet Laura Trott earlier this year, and on the attached photograph she left some encouraging words.  

A Day In The Life Of A Foster Carer

22 July, 2016 Active senior couple of surfers, relaxing and watching the ocean after active, sporty day

Sandra and John have been fostering for two years, and are caring for a 16 year old girl called Katlyn. We spoke to them about their role as Foster Carers and asked them to share with us a day in the life of their family: 7:00 am We are always up before the children. Like […]

Fosterplus answer your fostering questions | #FosteringFriday

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Our experts have answered your latest questions on fostering: Can I foster if I’ve never had my own children? Yes of course! We have lots of Foster Carers who have never had their own children. Lots of people who apply have relevant experience through other means, such as through their career, or through caring for […]