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HOST FAMILIES

 

REWARDING EXPERIENCE

Being a host family is a rewarding, fun and educational experience for the whole family with an opportunity to create long-lasting relationships. Hosting is a great way of sharing and learning differences in languages and cultures.

FAMILY ORIENTATED

Your family is one of the most memorable experiences for our students, becoming the students’ home away from home. Many of our students are still in touch with their English “Mum, Dad, brothers or sisters”.

CULTURE

You’ll provide a safe and comfortable environment for our students whilst in the UK, giving a first hand insight into British culture and enabling them to improve their English.
We are always looking to grow our host family network. 

OUR COMMITEMENT TO YOU

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. As well as safeguarding your family and home.

FAQ

WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBITIES AS A HOST FAMILY?

Families must provide a safe, stable, friendly environment with a bed, breakfast, an evening meal (packed lunch where needed), drive students to school.
On some occasions, students may be with you over a weekend, then this is a great opportunity to show your guests any local attractions or they will be on one of our organised tours.


Students bring their own spending money for souvenirs and entertainment.

REMUNERATION?

Host families are paid £20-25 per student per night. This is meant to support your family in the weekly costs of hosting your guests.
Students bring their own spending money for souvenirs and entertainment.

If transport is required for students a fee maybe deducted.

WHAT DO I PROVIDE FOR BREAKFAST AND EVENING MEAL?

There should be no need to alter your daily routine too much. Students are here to experience a full English experience and our Chinese students are normally good at eating array of different foods. A healthy nutritious meal should be provided.

 We do however ask that you have a quick nutritious back up meal, just incase.
Breakfast – a simple meal of cereals, eggs, bread and fruit. Some host families will provide a cooked breakfast.
Dinner – meat, vegetables, rice, curry, chips and all children enjoy pizza or noodles!

WHAT ARE THE AGE OF STUDENTS?

Our students are usually between the ages of 12 and 16, although can be as young as 10 and as old as 18.

Our students attend local Primary and Secondary schools and where possible they will be matched with families of similar age children

WHAT IF THERE IS A PROBLEM?

We are always on hand to deal with any questions or emergencies you have. A member of staff is on hand 24/7 whilst you are hosting. Each family is given details about each student and what to do incase of an emergency.
Our students comply with all our programme rules and our staff will ensure they follow these while with your family.

WHAT SHOULD MY HOME PROVIDE?

We ask that families can provide each student with:

• A warm and friendly welcome

• Clean and suitable house and bedroom(s)
• A clean, comfortable bed, well-lit room, and heating
• Bed linen and towels, washed on a weekly basis
• Regular access to the bathroom
• Breakfast and an evening meal every day (possible pack lunch where needed)
• A lift into school. Families who cannot provide this will be considered depending on local transport or where a OneWorld bus is provided.

• Smoke/fire detectors 

WHAT ABOUT SAFEGUARDING?

All host families will be visited by a member of OneWorld Education UK staff, to answer any of your questions and undertake a home inspection.
All over 18's WILL have an enhanced DBS check.

We offer all host families a high level of support before, during and after hosting students. Everyone is regarded as being part of our OneWorld family and in doing so, providing a high level of duty of care towards you and your family is important to us. OneWorld Education UK has a strict safeguarding and child protection policy to ensure the safety of all students and just as importantly a duty of care towards your family. You will always feel supported by us throughout the whole process. Our safeguarding and child protection policy can be found HERE

 

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