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This session supports participants to learn and develop resilience strategies and tools for themselves, and the children and young people they work with, as well as signposting to further support.Essential Information
The Virtual Networks started in 2020 with a small group of childminders. We discuss current practice, what’s working well like parents dropping off children at the door and the EYFS Reforms – changes starting 1 Sept 2021. We shared our ideas and discussed many other areas of practice. The Networks give an opportunity for childminders to join together in professional conversation. Come and join this supportive group in discussion and meet new colleagues. These sessions are for registered childminders and includes those registered but not yet graded.Essential Information
The Purpose for the support groups
We realise that fostering can be really difficult at times. Perhaps the only people who really understand it are other foster carers and so therefore we want to give you a place to meet up.
There will be biscuits and/or cake, coffee, tea, and an opportunity for an informal chat at all of the meetings.
Although these will be informal meetings, each session will have a brief agenda, attendance list, and agreed group rules. This is to help those who don’t know anyone and feel awkward about coming along to a new meeting, to feel that they won’t be left alone on the side-lines.
Sometimes there will be speakers and topics as requested by the group, this will hopefully make it as relevant to your fostering as you like.
These sessions should be recorded on your Personal Development Plan (PDP).
Contact Details: firstname.lastname@example.org and Janice.email@example.com
Foster Carers supporting the group: Marie Judge and Rachel Rushent