OUR HOST FAMILIES
WHAT IS A HOST FAMILY?
Boarding students will take many breaks from their residency at school, mainly consisting of exeat weekends and term breaks. During these breaks, if it’s not possible or preferred for them to return to wherever home is for you, they will need a warm and welcoming home.
That is where host families come in! Host families are employed by us to take in children and provide them food and shelter, just as if they were staying with friends or family!
All of our host families are checked by us and a great and reliable option to house your child over exeats, half terms or term breaks! It’s in our Basic and Premium package to arrange host families when needed, and upon this you can rely on liaison between us, you and the host families to keep on track of arrangements and maintain an active part.
BECOME A HOST FAMILY!
If you’re interested in becoming a host family, we’d love to hear from you! We’re looking for host families all over the UK, but if you live in the South East, that is an added bonus!
Whether you are retired, an empty nester, have children on your own or just have a warm heart and a spare room, being a host family is a great way to earn an income while also meeting new people and learning more about different cultures.
We offer full training and support to guide you along and will answer any questions or queries you may have. Our host family guideline pamphlet is also available for your reference. All host families will go through a DBS check before housing children as a simple part of protocol, after which all that is left is to meet new young people and enjoy the experience!
What’s an exeat?
An exeat is a period of time (usually a weekend) of leave of absence from school, common in most boarding schools.
In some schools, boarding students can stay in the boarding house, whereas in some students must leave the premises.