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Published on: 2018-06-01 10:00:00
Just over a year, and we have only worked for Nexus.
We chose to work for Nexus Fostering after attending a drop-in event in Cambridge, and because the OFSTED report was outstanding.
Benefits are that you can hope to help a child or children by giving them stability and your care (either for a short term or long-term placement) and leave them with happy memories of their time spent with you.
For us as family it is rewarding to be in contact with previous placements and to currently have a placement that we hope we can nurture to their full potential, whilst being supportive and caring in a stable environment.
We have really enjoyed keeping in contact with previous placements, like receiving texts and visits.
Our first placement was a mother and baby placement and I remember waking up to a noise at 2am in the morning. I went downstairs to make sure everything was okay noticed all the lights were on. I carefully made my way to the kitchen, only to find the Mum making egg sandwiches! Very funny.
Our current placement has improved at school and has moved up a shelf in reading, which was important for him and us.
Our Supervising Social Worker is always available when we have questions... there are normally lots as we are still new to this!
All of our girls have given similar points of view in our latest review, they have all enjoyed it so far, but have also found it challenging at times due to some behaviours of the children placed with us.
Challenging, rewarding, fun.
Have patience, always be yourselves, read, and take as many courses as possible to help you but be prepared to learn more when a new child is with you.
Each child comes to you with a different background, be flexible, listen to them, encourage and support them, and care. These are things that child might not have experienced before.
If you think you could take the leap and become a Foster Carer, why not fill out our contact form and we will call you back for a no obligation chat. Click here.