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Fostering in Berkshire

Could you become a foster carer in Berkshire?

Are you based in Berkshire and interested in becoming a foster carer? Look no further, Nexus Fostering is looking for foster carers in the area and we believe anyone has the potential to become a foster carer. Fostering is not about your marital status or whether you own your own home, Fostering is about being understanding, caring and offering a stable home environment for a young person.

You don't need to have any specialist qualifications to become a foster carer in Berkshire but you do need to enjoy the company of young people and you do need life experience – that's why there is no upper age limit for fostering – if you have the energy and commitment to young people don't let anything get in your way of becoming a foster carer.

There are lots of young people and children in Berkshire who are in need of a secure home where they can feel safe and grow. Fostering is highly rewarding and has a positive effect on young people at a crucial time during their development.

Practically speaking to become a foster carer, you will need:

  • A spare bedroom 
  • Tolerance, determination, optimism, resilience and a good sense of humour 
  • Enthusiasm, commitment & stability 
  • Prepared to foster from a wide age range 
  • Open to receiving advice and guidance from other professionals around you 

Supporting foster carers in Berkshire

We don't expect you to know everything from the off. As a Nexus Fostering foster carer you are very much part of the team and we offer excellent training and support and well as our standard package which includes:

  • Regular phone calls and visits from your Nexus Fostering social worker
  • An allowance from £357 to £819 
  • 14 days paid respite a year
  • Training in all aspects of looking after a young person in your home
  • Opportunities to meet other Nexus Fostering foster carers 
  • Nexus events for you, your foster child and your own family
  • 24/7 out of hours support line

What to do next

If you would like to know more information about fostering a young person in Berkshire, enquire today and help a young person rebuild their lives.

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Even if you live at a distance from one of our offices please be reassured that our support services are delivered in a flexible and local way through our local activities and meetings. Your nearest Nexus Fostering office in based in Harrow. 


About Berkshire

Berkshire is a fantastic place to foster children as not only are you surrounding by so many places to visit, Berkshire is just a stone's throw from London. With bustling shopping towns, picturesque villages and beautiful countryside there is something for everyone.

Berkshire is a county with Royal connections with the River Thames running through it and Windsor Castle and Ascot Racecourse on the doorstep. Visitors can enjoy a river cruise or a walk around the open spaces such as Wellington Country Park.