Being a host family is 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.
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”.
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. Please see below for more information or please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to call you or arrange a home visit.
All host families are compensated for their time, and are typically paid between £20 – £25 per student, per night. If hosting during one of our summer camps, we offer 2 FREE places for your children or child and a friend. (subject to availability).
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. As well as safeguarding your family and home. Any applicant wishing to be considered must demonstrate they are able to share this commitment.
Host families must host a minimum of 2 students at one time. Students may share the same room. We ask that families can provide each student with:
• A warm and friendly welcome • 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 in to school. Families who cannot provide this will be considered depending on local transport or where a OneWorld bus is provided.
Both hosts and students are given guidelines explaining what is expected of each of them.
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. To meet with our requirements we undertake:
• Enhanced DBS check of over 18’s • Smoke/fire detectors check • Clean and suitable house and bedroom(s)