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Allowance - Nexus Fostering - Ofsted Outstanding Foster Care Agency


information on foster carer pay

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We offer competitive fostering allowances for our Foster Carers

The rewards that come exclusively with fostering are priceless, but we understand it’s important that Foster Carers are recompensed with financial benefits too. That is why, alongside our unrivalled training and support, we offer a leading fostering allowance.



A competitive allowance is rewarded to you as a Foster Carer for your valued work, and to ensure the upkeep of children placed into your care. We also offer extra payments for festivities, birthdays and holidays!



There are set standards from the government that we follow, regarding foster carer pay. There are a number of factors involved with the amount of fostering allowance provided, including:

  • Location – where you live geographically
  • Service – which type of fostering you use
  • Age – the age of your foster placement
  • Needs – any specific needs of the foster placement
  • Skills – your skills and experience


tax arrangements

When you become a Foster Carer, you will need to register as self-employed and file tax returns. As a Foster Carer you’ll have different tax rules including:

  • Tax relief for every week you foster a child
  • A tax-free allowance


break down

The fostering allowance covers you for:

  • Costs that come with looking after a child;
    including household expenses, food, clothing, pocket money etc.
  • Recompense to you for your time and care;
    to reward you for providing a caring, stable and nurturing home for a foster child.



want to chat about allowance?

Fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch to give you more information on the fostering allowance and more. You’ll be able to ask any questions you have about foster carer pay in an open and friendly chat!

We look forward to hearing from you!

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0800 389 0143

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