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Supporting foster carers

Relevant guidance and training is essential for foster carers, as it provides the information and skills they need to understand and support children in their care. Our digital resources are an ideal way for Virtual Schools to help foster carers with their new responsibilities.

Expert training

Our resources are written by experienced practitioners and researchers, covering need-to-know topics.

Personalised learning

With engaging resources available on mobiles, tablets or the web, foster carers can learn at a time, place and pace that suits them.

Reach more foster
carers for less

Digital resources are an efficient, cost-effective way of reaching all foster carers, particularly when children are placed out of authority.

Manageable and flexible

We can take responsibility for the majority of the administration and build a programme that suits your specific needs.

Evidence and certification

Detailed reports show progress and completion data. Foster carers can then be awarded certificates for completion, branded to your Virtual School.

What's included?

Understanding your child

Supporting young people


As well as guidance resources, you can also expect:

timelineOnline tracking
bar_chartPDF progress reports
get_appAccess to new courses
updateAccess to course updates
verified_userCertificates for users
supervisor_accountUser briefing session*

^* When over 250 licences are purchased.

Additional support can be provided by agreement and extra cost.


Each individual licence provides one foster carer with all the training resources for one year. They can be renewed annually.

Individual licences cost £35+VAT. When you order over 50 licences, prices can be as low as just 15+VAT per person. Get in touch to find out how much you could save or to place an order.

Custom apps

As standard, the digital resources for foster carers can be accessed via the nimbl app and web portal. As an additional service, we offer to create a custom version of this app and web portal, branded to your Virtual School. Prices are subject to the number of licences purchased.

Foster carer training in practice

Find out how Gloucestershire Virtual School uses nimbl to deliver essential guidance and training to foster carers.

Case studies

To to find out more about the foster carer library and discuss you specific requirements, please get in touch.

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