National Storytelling Week

National Storytelling Week

This week is National Storytelling Week, giving us the perfect chance to celebrate reading and sharing stories! It is so important to help children learn and explore their world, especially if their world is sometimes difficult to understand. At ...Read Full Article


Fostering: The Rewards

There are many vulnerable children in need of fostering in the UK, in fact there is a shortage of over 8,000 foster carers, meaning that many children are without a loving, safe home and network. For those who do foster the rewards come from the ...Read Full Article


Why Choose Excel Fostering?

Excel fostering are dedicated to both new and existing foster carers and the children we support. We pride ourselves on the quality of training we provide and in turn the quality of care our foster carers provide. Our aim at Excel Fostering is ...Read Full Article


The Children behind Fostering Placements

Children placed into foster care or awaiting foster carers are from a variety of social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds and are in need of foster care for a variety of different reasons. Whilst fostering placements are needed for children from ...Read Full Article

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Fostering with children of your own

Many foster carers have their own children living with them at home. Some may foster children who are of a similar age as their own children, which can fit nicely into the family dynamic and others may foster a child of a different age, which ...Read Full Article


Preparation and Training for Foster Carers

Training and development is a fundamental stage in becoming a foster carer with Excel Fostering.  Whilst we understand that each foster carer has their own specific set of skills and experiences, we also recognise the importance of specialist ...Read Full Article


Fostering: The Support Available

At Excel Fostering we want to ensure that all our foster carers have the right support available to them when caring for vulnerable children. Support can come in a variety of forms being informal, formal and financial and includes friends and ...Read Full Article



It is possible to work and still foster as there different types of placement needs that could work alongside an additional job with an element of flexibility. Foster carers can provide emergency relief, where a child or teenager is taken into ...Read Full Article


Foster Friendly Employers

The below organisations are registered as fostering friendly employers, meaning that they have fostering friendly HR policies, to ensure that they are able to support foster carers with elements of flexibility to help them to care for foster ...Read Full Article


Foster-friendly employers

Companies up and down the country are signing up and becoming fostering-friendly employers with many including it in their Corporate Social Responsibility agendas.  With a shortage of over 8,000 foster carers in the UK, it is important we remove ...Read Full Article


Could you foster a new mother and her baby?

Can you imagine feeling alone, confused and vulnerable?  Now can you imagine feeling like this with a new baby to look after?  Unfortunately for some new mothers, this is exactly how they can feel. With no family to support or guide them through ...Read Full Article


You Could Foster in the South West

Do you live in the South West?  Could you make a positive difference to a child’s life?  Have you ever thought about becoming a Foster Carer? Excel fostering is looking for every day people to become foster carers in the South West including ...Read Full Article

North West Respite Foster Carers needed

Do you live in the North West? Could you offer a short-term or respite care to a child? Do you have a spare room? You could foster… Excel Fostering are looking for respite foster carers in Manchester, Blackpool, Preston, Liverpool, the whole of ...Read Full Article

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Foster Care Fortnight 2015

We are now mid-way through Foster Care Fortnight for 2015, which has seen Fostering Service Providers nationwide host events and activities with the joint mission to raise awareness and help recruit new Foster Carers. The theme for Foster Care ...Read Full Article


MAX Card Foster Family Discount Scheme

Excel Fostering are proud to now supply MAX Cards to all of our foster carers. The Max Card is a discount card scheme that has been designed specifically for foster families and families of children with additional needs. The MAX Card offers a ...Read Full Article


Annual Foster Care Feedback Results are In

We asked our Foster Carers to summarise what is the best thing about being a Foster Carer and here are some of the responses, some of them really made us smile… Observing the progression and development in all aspects, education, sports ...Read Full Article

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Carlisle Couple’s Animation for the nation

A couple from Carlisle have created an animation for a national TV ad that aims to recruit foster carers. The foster care agency Excel Fostering commissioned Cloudscape to create a 3D animation for its #SharetheLove campaign, to be run across ...Read Full Article

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