Monday, 29 June 2009

23-Jun to 29-Jun

- Sibling group of 3 from 'L': we have read their paperwork and there are some great common features between them and us, like family names and so on. We have expressed our ongoing interest in them. There are four other couples being reviewed. After a meeting on 12th June, we are now the only couple being linked with these children. We have a meeting on 7th July to meet with their social workers. We have now received medical reports, foster carer reports and nursery reports. We are officially linked and if the social workers like us then we can easily reach the matching stage very soon. Everything is looking good so far!

- We have now had two meetings with our social worker about a sister and brother from 'D'. Their case is so harrowing and complex that we have had to read all their information at our social worker's office, so that there is support available to us. We want to proceed and we are awaiting feedback from their social workers to see if they are interested in linking with us.

- Our social worker has put on hold our potential interests regarding:
  • Three from 'N'
  • Two from 'Nr'
  • Three from 'H'
  • Two from 'Le'
Work update:
- Mary is working part time / casually at her local primary school until the end of term and is looking for a permanent role in September
- The course that Mary is studying will help increase her salary and give her more flexibility and choice in the future.

- Mungo is working full time in a permanent IT role. His company, and indeed the MD, are very supportive of our plans and we feel they will be so when he needs to take time off during introductions and settling in
- The course that Mungo is studying will provide him with more opportunities for roles inside and out of the company and provide a secure furture for him, mary and our long awaited Midges!

Home and garden:

- We have a new cleaner who is coming on 26th June to do her first clean. Any bets on how long she will last?
- We will attach cupboard safety catches to cupboarda and drawers in the kitchen as soon as we are matched.

- We will be looking to purchase a nearly new car when we are matched with children. Mungo's car is to stay with us, as we can put car seats in the back of it when we take the children out separately.

- Mary: Childcare, Learning and Development, NVQ Level 3 - Received a B in her 4th assignment, has nearly completed her 5th (of 10)
- Mary: passed her NVQ 2 in Basic Food Hygiene - a requirement of working in an afterschool club environment

- Mungo: T175 (Networked Living) - 4th assignment submitted, score was 82% and his final assignment (ECA - End of Course Assessment) was submitted on the 21st May
- Mungo: M255 (Java Programming) - first assignment submitted, score was 79% and his second assignment is due for submission on 4th June.