Preparing Young People For The World Of Work

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Our team at Orange Grove London and Essex recently held a CV Writing and Interview Skills Workshop, to support young people with applying for jobs and apprenticeships. A group of seven young people came to join us at 12:30, and we all enjoyed a tasty lunch of pizza and salad, while we got to know each other. It was […]

A Day of Flying at the Birds of Prey Centre

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Staff and foster families at our Three Shires office enjoyed a recent day out to Herrings Green Farm, which is a bird of prey centre in Bedford. Everyone enjoyed learning about the many birds, and even got to hold some of them!  

Orange Grove Staffordshire on Ice!

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Orange Grove Staffordshire office enjoyed an afternoon of Ice Skating at Uttoxeter, during the February half term. Everyone had a great time, with staff, young people and foster carers all showing us their skills!  

A Time For Celebration | Five Years Of Fostering

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Our Staffordshire based Foster Carers enjoyed their Christmas meal at the Harvester in Stoke. It was also a time for celebration, as our carers Carole and Martin (pictured) received their award for 5 years of fostering. We also celebrated four other of our amazing foster families for receiving their 5 year award this year; Helen and Mick, […]

Festive Fun at Shropshire!

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Our Shropshire foster families took to the ice this week to get in the Christmas spirit! Children and adults alike enjoyed having a go at ice skating – We even had a little expert in the group showing off his skills! There were a few bumps and falls along the way, but mostly laughs were […]

Our November Favourites For Articles On Fostering

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November is always an exciting month; with Guy Fawkes Night passing and a chill in the air, it can only mean one thing… Christmas is coming! As a pre-Christmas treat, we’ve collated our favourite fostering, childcare and parenting reads from this month – and we’re sure you’ll love them too! Lessons from Europe: how projects […]

Some Exciting Visitors At Orange Grove!

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The East Midlands half term get together went really well at the Long Eaton office! Animal Magic arrived with meerkats, skunks, snakes, tarantulas and much more. We all enjoyed getting to meet the amazing creatures, followed by food and lots of Halloween party games. Everyone had a spooktacular time!  

London and Essex Team Get Creative!

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The London and Essex team enjoyed a creative workshop during half term! Children and carers were treated to a day of pottery painting and created some real masterpieces. We’ve shared some pictures of the event and the artwork for you to have a flick through…  

A Fangtastic Time At Our Halloween Party!

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At the end of October we held our annual Halloween party! Children and adults alike came dressed for the occasion, with some fabulous costumes. Every child carved a pumpkin, kindly donated by some of our lovely carers Debbie & John. There were a host of other activities, including making chocolate apples which went down well. Everybody […]

Halloween Fun at Mead Open Farm

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Our team in Milton Keynes had a great day out over half term, at Mead Open Farm. Lots of our children and staff enjoyed seeing all the animals and taking part in lots of fun activities for Halloween.