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A North Devon Residential Childcare Company

Where the children are at the very centre of every decision.

The founder of Blue Elephant Childcare Ltd has over 40 years’ experience of working in the residential childcare sector. He has built three successful childcare companies and has used all this experience and commitment to ensure that Blue Elephant Childcare is the most child centred, aspirational, and effective company so far.

Without financial investors looking for profit maximisation and a return on their investments, Keith and his team are focussed on the best results for the children they care for. With three members of the family working for the company, there is a real family feel and commitment to ensuring that their staff are enabled and empowered to provide the best care possible for the children we look after.

Southwest based, Blue Elephant now has seven homes, with some additional specialist and educational projects planned. This size allows for a community feel with all the staff knowing each other and sharing the company ethos across all areas.

Keith and his team work tirelessly to understand the needs of the children they care for; they adapt their services to meet changing needs and always keep the children at the very centre of everything they do.

Keith often challenges his staff to explain how what they do improves the care they provide for the children, by keeping this at the forefront of everyone’s thinking a truly child centred organisation is beginning to become established.

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Our homes

Blue Elephant homes are all located within approximately 20 miles of Head Office in Barnstaple, this was a very conscious decision to ensure that each home is located within a small group of homes which can support each other. Further having the homes so close to each other allows the more senior staff to visit several homes without taking the full day travelling.

North Devon is split in two by the rivers Taw and Torridge, and we operate the homes in two smaller groups each on overseen by our manager, this allows our newer managers to be supported by experienced managers. Although the two areas are separate the whole company comes together to support each other.