The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

MY FIRST job once I get my chil­dren off to school, is to take Harry to his nurs­ery class.

I need to make sure I get home quickly as Me­gan is due her feed and morn­ing nap.

I spend the next few hours keep­ing Me­gan en­ter­tained and keep­ing my records up to date. I have to log all ac­tiv­ity, food, de­vel­op­ment and sleep times for each fos­tered child each day.

I take a call from my so­cial worker - I have a ded­i­cated so­cial worker, as do each of the foster chil­dren. We ar­range a time for my re­view meet­ing later in the week.

My diary is packed with ap­point­ments for when I need to be at home for vis­its or take the chil­dren to dif­fer­ent places. I head back to the nurs­ery to pick up Harry who is all smiles and show­ing me the draw­ing he did.

Back at home I pre­pare lunch and we fin­ish eat­ing just as Me­gan gets picked up to take her to her su­per­vised con­tact meet­ing with her fam­ily.

I hand over her diary so her fam­ily can see what she has been up to. Me­gan has reg­u­lar con­tact with her fam­ily, Harry doesn’t.

While Me­gan is out I spend some time do­ing paint­ing with Harry. We go to pick my chil­dren up from school and get back just in time for when Me­gan re­turns.

My chil­dren are do­ing their home­work and Harry is in­sist­ing on help­ing them. Mean­while I’m pre­par­ing spaghetti

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