The "Old Barn" as it is known to both Foster Parents and Staff is the Thames Valley branch of By the Bridge.
A converted barn, located by a willow tree edged duck pond in the village of Fifield, the office is just outside of Maidenhead. We are within 15 minutes of the M4, Windsor, Slough and Heathrow airport. The surrounding areas are part of Windsor’s great park and both deer and red kites are regular visitors.
By the Bridge has had offices in Thames Valley for around 12 years and has been at The Old Barn for six years as of 2019. One of the things that makes the Thames Valley office special is that the landlord lives next door and allows us to use his large garden for activity days, visiting the farms and hosting the annual Easter egg hunt, which provides a great space for children to run around. The office has plenty of space and spare meeting rooms and the training/Foster Parent room is a wood beamed space that is very welcoming.
We currently have six team members including a Regional Manager, Link Workers, an Education Advisor, a Branch Co-Ordinator and a Branch Therapist who are all on hand to support new and existing foster parents. We work together to welcome and support all our Foster Parents and children into our By the Bridge family and help them to live happy and meaningful lives.