Foster Carer Feedback
I recently took some time to reflect on my journey so far with Nurture. I know that it is still early days but I realised that I have not come this far on my own. I have not forgotten the day you come to my home and the things we spoke about.
The first few weeks were not east but it became lighter as the days and weeks went by. I cannot say there are no challenges but you and my SSW have been there for me, making sure that we climb each level together. I have learnt so much in these few weeks from my SSW to a point where my confidence level keeps increasing. For this I am grateful and I can only say thank you to everyone.
R from South Coulsdon
Welcome visit from my SSW and the Fostering Registered Manager with a welcome gift - Beautiful thought of appreciation. Felt valued!
C from Catford
Application Process Feedback
I was able to feel relaxed and comfortable and I was well prepared and knew what to expect. The panel members were welcoming, open, friendly, professional and non-judgemental.
C from Catford
It was a pleasure formally meeting both you and JW in person. I felt at ease and found the induction meeting to be both positive and knowledgeable.
I must say a big thank you to CV for her inspiring attitude and amazing support during the process.
I look forward to a long and positive working
relationship with Nurture Fostering Agency.
L from Coulsdon
"We love how you value and Nurture your foster carers and are so glad to be part of the team."
Newly Approved Foster Carer
Parent and Child Training:
"This course gave me much more insight to mother and baby placements"
K from Catford
"Very informative and educated. It was well presented.
M from Anerley
"Participants on the course shared their valuable wisdom/experience after years of fostering. This I found really beneficial. We explored attachment styles, parent interaction with their child i.e. singalongs, tablet learning games with parent, puzzles, flash cards, which is very important for the development milestone and tantrums for both parent and child."
C from Catford
"Wanted to also add the skills to foster course was great and big thanks to Selina!"
C from Swanley
Record Keeping Training:
"It was very good. I learnt a lot of other information which I didn't expect."
"I liked the 'W' system - an easy way to remember when, where, what etc."
"Attending this course kept me informed on record keeping and change of law. The way we use words is very important."
"Very good course, I learnt a lot about fostering."
Skills to Foster Training:
"Me and my husband both felt the course answered a lot of our initial questions and made us feel more at ease about the entire process. Hearing 'real life' stories and how supportive the team at Nurture is was fantastic an comforting as this is a very exciting but also daunting process"
"Genuinely, Charlotte and Elleisha were both outstanding. They were so confident, enthusiastic and made us feel safe to discuss things openly and honestly and taught us so much."
J from Greenwich
"So much was helpful - but dealing with all the uncomfortable bits i.e. complaints/allegations were really useful. I feel we have explored and covered a lot of ground from placement to moving on and the exercises really cemented our understandings"
C from North London
"I feel very confident about being a support carer now. Foster parents have gone way up in my estimation!"
J from Central London
"I have been wanting to be a foster carer for a while now but I didn't know much about it at all, this training has opened my mind about how the fostering process works. I am very grateful to know foster caring is not just like looking after your grandson"
W from North London
"The most useful part of the course for me was knowing the breakdown of the various skills needed and how to handle possible contingencies. All in all I felt all of the training was valuable"
S from North London
"This course has made me feel more relaxed about the whole fostering process and expectations. It has reassured me that I will be fully supported as a foster carer. It was really easy to attend this training and we were made to feel very welcomed by all Nurture Fostering staff. Thank you!"
D from South East London
"The whole course was really informative. Talking to the iman and visiting the mosque I realised how similar Islam and other religions are.
Most useful skills from the course:
Understanding Prayer Requirements
Knowing what to buy for the child
Checking packaging closely on food
Visiting a local mosque to learn more
C from North London
"The training provided enables me to develop my skills and gain a greater knowledge to help me grow and improve."
E from Camberwell
"The training course was most useful in assisting my understanding of helping children develop their individual identity and culture."
S from Coulsdon