Fostering in Croydon
We are an Independent Fostering Agency looking for foster carers in Croydon.
We are always looking for determined, patient and tolerant people with a good sense of humour to become foster carers in Croydon. Some experience of childcare would be helpful but above all you must have the desire to make a lasting difference to a young person's life by providing a safe and secure environment in your home. You must have a spare bedroom, a driving license with access to a car, no children at home who are under 10, and the determination to succeed.
Our nearest office to Croydon is in Kent; however we have foster carers all over Croydon who will be happy to meet with you in your preferred location.
Blue Sky Fostering - A Preferred Provider
Blue Sky Fostering is a preferred provider and is on Tier One for all of the local authorities in this area. This means that the foster carers we put forward for fostering placements will be given priority over those put forward by fostering agencies on Tier Two or Tier Three.
We have been deemed 'Outstanding' by Ofsted on three consecutive occasions in 2008, 2011 and 2013!
Click here to see if we have any Introduction to Fostering events near you.
Could this be the career for you?
Fostering is a fulfilling and rewarding career. If you are thinking about changing your job or are uncertain about the future or are in a position to support a young person and help them find their potential, you should give fostering some serious thought. Fostering is a great opportunity to make a real and lasting difference to a local child or young person.
Why choose Blue Sky Fostering?
When you become part of the Blue Sky team you will not only receive a friendly, supportive and professional service. You will also benefit from the following:
- An allowance of up to £588 per week, per child paid on time
- A minimum of 14 days paid holiday (respite) a year
- Training in all aspects of looking after children in care giving you the tools to succeed
- Regular phone calls and visits from your own social worker
- Opportunities to meet with other Blue Sky foster carers Blue Sky events for you, your birth children and your foster child
- Access to a social worker who knows about you and your placement 24 hours a day, every day of the year
- A FULFILLING CAREER WHERE YOU CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE TO YOUNG PEOPLE'S LIVES
“I have found the training to be both informative and enjoyable. It has always been delivered in a relaxed and structured form, which makes people feel comfortable and valued.”
Choosing to become foster carers is a big decision for you and your family and we’re with you every step of the way.Find out more
Our News and Blog
What’s happening at Blue Sky and in the wider world of fostering? Keep up to date with our insightful blogs from real life foster carers and current fostering related stories.Find out more
Twenty one acres of beautiful gardens set in the heart of Croydon, await you at Wandle Park. Conveniently situated on the tram route, this stunning open space offers a skate park and play areas to exhaust even your most energetic foster child!
Croydon Airport Visitor Centre
Winner of a British Tourism Award, this fantastic exhibition will appeal to any foster child or foster carer who loves flying! Features include interactive displays, the history of the airport and the world’s oldest Air Traffic Control Tower!
Shirley Mill, a fantastic place for foster children and foster carers alike! One of the last mills to be built in this country it's still in full working order with spectacular views from the top!