Home Education and children Fostering Payments and allowances for foster carers There are 2 parts to the paymentsan allowance to cover the costs of looking after a child or young person. This increases with the age of the child.skills fee - The skills fee will increase as you learn more and/or become more experienced. You'll get a weekly payment for each child you foster. It will be paid into your bank account every 4 weeks. Fostering allowance at introductory level Age 0-4Age 5-10Age 11-15Age 16-17Weekly total£126£139£159£185Annual total£6552£7228£8268£9620Fostering allowance and skills level 1 Age 0-4Age 5-10Age 11-15Age 16-17Weekly total£157.50£173.75£198.75£231.25Annual total£8190£9035£10335£12025Fostering allowance and skills level 2 Age 0-4 Age 5-10Age 11-15Age 16-17Weekly total£189£208.50£238.50£277.50Annual total£9828£10842£12402£14430Fostering allowance and skills level 3 Age 0-4Age 5-10Age 11-15Age 16-17Weekly total£220.50£243.25£278.25£323.75Annual total£11466£12649£14469£16835Fostering allowance and skills level 4 Age 0-4Age 5-10Age 11-15Age 16-17Weekly total£302.40£333.60£381.60£444Annual total£15724.80£17347.20£19843.20£23088Fostering allowance and skills level 5 Age 0-4Age 5-10Age 11-15Age 16-17Weekly total£378£417£477£555Annual total£19656£21684£24804£28860Fostering allowance and skills level 6 Age 0-4Age 5-10Age 11-15Age 16-17Weekly total£441£486.50£556.50£647.50Annual total£22932£25298£28938£33670 As well as the basic payments we also provide extra financial support for things like birthdays, holidays and celebrations. Help us improve this page Hide content Was this page helpful? Yes It was helpful, but Please select a reasonthere's a broken link it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other No Please select a reasonit didn't answer my question it's not detailed enough it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other Details Email address We’ll only use this to ask for more detail if we need to.