Both the County Council and Worcestershire Children First, recently celebrated the achievements of their Early Years Children in Care.
After months of planning, the Libraries and Learning and Youth Voice Teams joined together at Bishops Wood Outdoor centre, to ensure a fun filled morning was had by the under-fives and their foster families.
Nearly 30 children attended and each of the children in care were presented with a certificate and book to congratulate them on their individual successes.
They were guided around the woodland by library staff from across Worcestershire whilst getting involved in The Bear Hunt story and trail.
Cllr Andy Roberts, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Children and Families attended the event and accompanied the children on their adventure.
He said: “The event was very special and it was a real joy to be a part of it, honouring the children’s successes. A great time was had by all. It was a very well organised day, complete with a recipe of sunshine, stories, smiley families and bluebells.”
Chief Executive of Worcestershire Children First, Dr Catherine Driscoll, added: “The Early Years Celebration event is always a great opportunity for our youngest children and their carers to enjoy stories, messy play and fun with other families. Thank you to all staff working together to make this possible, it is always good to celebrate!”
Staff and senior managers volunteered their time to carry out bear-themed crafting activities with the amazing pre-school Children in Care and Foster Carers attending.
Children were given the opportunity to have their faces painted by professional face and body painters Funky Faces and have memorable photos by Cartwright Photography to take away.
If you are interested in Fostering in Worcestershire then please call the Freephone on 0800 028 2158 or go to the Worcestershire Fostering pages on Facebook.
Worcestershire Children First is the new company responsible for delivering services to children and young people across Worcestershire and is owned by Worcestershire County Council.
The company is currently operating in shadow form to ‘test and learn’ ways of working and day-to-day operations ahead of its official launch on 1 October.
For more information visit the Worcestershire Children First website.