Foster Care Allowances

As a foster carer you will receive a competitive fee, paid monthly direct into your bank account. In addition to the normal foster caring fees, Ideal Fostering also pay out other allowances such as ...

Birthday allowance

Festival allowance

Clothing allowance

Residential school trip allowance

Contribution to bus pass

Equipment allowance

Holiday allowance

Furniture allowance

Loyalty and Incentive bonuses



We also offer a one off payment when you refer a potential foster carer to our agency.  Furthermore when our foster carers reach their five year milestone as a foster carer with Ideal Fostering their efforts are recognised by the management team and they are given a reward bonus.

Whilst the exact amount of fostering payments offered to foster carers varies, it depends on the type of placement, age of the child and the child’s individual needs.

Whether you are a prospective foster carer looking to join a supportive agency or a Local Authority looking to place a child/young person or a young person seeking more about Ideal Fostering or a professional looking for more information from Ideal Fostering or a person with experience in Social Work, Fostering, and other related child focused jobs seeking employment ... please feel free to contact Ideal Fostering on our telephone number 0121 356 7570, our contact form or by emailing us at

Ideal Fostering
Bridge House | 509 Aldridge Road | Great Barr
Birmingham B44 8NA
Tel: (0121) 356 7570 | Fax: (0121) 345 0770