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2021 Oak Fostering Open Day!

17/09/2021

2021 Oak Fostering Open Day!

17/09/2021

Thank you to everyone who came along to support our open day, as well as small local businesses! We appreciate everyone who came along to get to know more about fostering, join in with face painting and listen to the live music performance!

If you had any further enquiries concerning Oak Fostering, please feel free to get in touch for more information!

The Mortgage Brain

17/09/2021

We know it can be hard sometimes trying to balance being a foster carer as well as being able to secure a mortgage, The Fostering Network have partnered up with The Mortgage Brain to help make this simpler. Follow the link below to find out more!

Midsummer Celebration

16/07/2021

Happy Midsummer!

Midsummer is the period of time in the middle of the summer. The exact dates vary among different cultures, but is primarily held close to the summer solstice. The celebration predates Christianity, and has existed under different names and traditions around the world.

National Camera Day!

16/07/2021

Smile!

 

National Camera Day is June 29, a day to celebrate the fact that photography, once so complicated it took a scientist to understand, is now part of our everyday lives. The word “photography” is based on two Greek words that, when put together, mean “writing with light.’”

 

Take photos – so you will never forget

Happy Pride!

16/07/2021

Happy Pride from Oak Fostering! It’s important to spread the love, be brave enough to be youself!

Hertfordshire County Show

16/07/2021

We’re at the Hertfordshire County Horse Show 2021! Come and learn more about fostering – we had lots of fun and loved meeting you all! Thank you all for your continuous support with Oak Fostering.

Colouring Competition

16/07/2021

Thank you to everyone who participated and entered into our ‘Colour our mascot Crunchie’ colouring competition at our Herts Show 2021! We had some AMAZING entries but our WINNER is this one!! Winner has been contacted directly.

Caravan Competition 2021!

16/07/2021

Follow the instructions on our social media pages to WIN a weekend away to our caravan in Lowestoft! 10-12th September 2021, for TWO nights! For more information, find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram!

Fostering Walk

16/07/2021

Thank you to everybody who joined in with the fostering walk!!! We wore green and got our walking boots on! Here is some pictures of some of Oak Fostering’s contribution.

#whywecare

WALK WITH US.

16/07/2021

Join us this Saturday to complete the challenge of fostering fortnight!

#WhyWeCare

Meet Crunchie!

16/07/2021

Say hello to Crunchie! He is our mascot here at Oak Fostering. You may see him pop up across our social media from time to time… so we thought we’d introduce you properly!

BLM

17/10/2020

October is Black History Month in the UK, an event which has been celebrated for over 30 years. A celebration of culture and understanding the history of African American, Caribbean, and black people in general.

Please use the link below to find out more information on the BLM movement in 2020:

Easter Competition

17/04/2020

We asked our Oak family to show us their amazing Easter designs for a chance to win an Argos voucher! All work submitted was amazing and we thank everyone who got into the Easter spirit.

Paddington Bear.

29/06/2020

Do you know the real story behind Paddington bear? Paddington’s original creator, Michael Bond, based the character on a story of a refugee. This story is as relevant today as it was when Bond created the story of Paddington in the 1950’s.

To read the complete story, follow the link below:

The Fostering Network

17/05/2020

The Fostering network have expressed their sincere gratitude in regards to the support and commitment carers have provided through this difficult time. Use the link below to read the full letter from The Fostering Network:

Dollys Barn

17/10/2020

Caravan Competition

29/09/2020

We are running another caravan holiday giveaway. A 3-night break to Broadland Sands Holiday Park Lowestoft in either September or October 2020.

Should COVID restrictions change it will be moved to a more suitable time. For more detail’s checkout our Facebook page through the link below:

Proud new Sponsors of A S Wood Equine.

17/10/2020

Oak Fostering are so happy to announce that we are the proud sponsors of A S Wood Equine! We had a lovely photoshoot with them, check out their Facebook page for more details:

Animal Therapy.

29/05/2020

Pets As Therapy is a national charity founded in 1983 by Lesley Scott-Ordish. Aiming to enhance health and wellbeing.Locations visited include hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes, special needs schools and a variety of other venues all across the UK.

For more information on Pets As Therapy follow the link below:

Blue Pumpkin’s.

29/10/2020

Do you know what it means if someone came to your door with a blue pumpkin? Some parents want to spread awareness of autism by turning their pumpkins blue, or having blue plastic pumpkin containers while their children go trick or treating.

The idea is it signifies a person trick-or-treating might have some specific needs. To read the complete article follow the link below:

Sir John Timpson.

17/09/2020

Sir John Timpson CBE, Chairman of service retailer Timpson Ltd reveals how fostering 90 children has influenced his life.

In an interview with The Telegraph, Sir John speaks about how understanding attachment problems and trauma in a child’s early years has an effect on their behaviour, and talks through his personal story about fostering. Follow the link below to read the entire interview:

Training: Compassion Fatigue

17/10/2020

Training is an important factor of fostering, searching deeper into how we can all help ourselves to help others. Compassion fatigue covers the correct way of looking after yourself and how to regulate your own emotions while working in challenging environments. Oak’s consultant psychotherapist, Katie Taunt will be running the workshop.

Hidden Disabilities.

29/09/2020

During the difficult times of COVID-19, measures have been put into place to help keep everyone safe – this also includes those who have hidden disabilities. A sunflower, a design for those who are exempt to wearing a mask, however do you truly understand hidden disabilities? Follow the link below for more information:

Training: Intro to trauma

29/07/2020

Training is an important factor of fostering, searching deeper into how we can understand a child’s journey and the impact trauma has on the brain development of a child when being exposed so different factors of trauma. Oak’s consultant psychotherapist, Katie Taunt will be running the workshop. For more information feel free to read the article below:

Halloween Competition

26/10/2020

Spooky Halloween competition!
Let’s get creative, asking children to submit their pumpkin carving designs and any Halloween creations through our main Facebook page. For the chance to win a Halloween goody bag and magazine! To see all of our amazing entries, please check out our Facebook page.

Supporting Local

26/08/2020

The Maulden Farm shop have helped to provide a discount for carers on their fresh produce! We want to say a massive thank you for your support! Check out The Maulden Farm shop on Facebook to find out more information.

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