This website provides support and learning materials for Nottinghamshire County Council foster carers.

It has been created to provide you with resources, information, development and education to help you on your fostering journey.

Not a foster carer? If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, please visit the County Council website or fill out the enquiry form.

Team Members and Duty contacts details for the fostering teams

Central and Short Breaks Fostering Team 

Jayne Ripley  and Lucy Andrewartha - Team Manager

South Fostering Team

Marie Dean - Team Manager

North Fostering Team

Nicola Hardy - Team Manager

Family and Friends Team

Rachel Taylor-Murray - Team Manager

  • Katie Blatherwick Business Support Administrator  Tel: 0115 804 0458 

  • Gemma Vaccari Business Support Administrator  Tel: 0115 977  2706

  • Julie King Fostering Support Officer Tel: 0115 8044577

Fostering Family Support Team

Ruth Goodison - Team Manager

Please speak to your SSW for further information about referral to the team

  • Melissa Blockley DDP Social Work Practice Consultant (Therapeutic)
  • Ali Weston Fostering Family Support Worker
  • Leisha James Fostering Family Support Worker (Maternity Leave)
  • Lisa Eardley Fostering Family Support Worker
  • Joshua Marshall Fostering Family Worker
  • David Mason Fostering Family Support Worker
  • Rebecca Howard  Family Support Worker
  • Georgina Reardon Family Support Worker

Fostering Recruitment and Assessment Team

Rochelle Wallace - Team Manager

Payment/Financial Enquiries

Foster Carers are paid on a Monday to Sunday basis, with payments going into the bank account on Friday. Foster carers are paid 5 days in arrears and 2 days in advance. The payments team can be reached on:

Tel: 0115 804 3840 Email:

Youth Service County Wide Team  - No Labels (Young People Looked Team)

Katie Whitby – Senior Practitioner

Getting Support

If you feel you need additional support with this website, please email or call 0115 804 4440.

For feedback about this website, please complete the online form. This will help us to shape future developments.

The Fostering Network Advice and Mediation contact details: 

Caron Heath - 0133 295 9980 - mobile 07918 708945 - email