We are currently seeking host families in the Harrogate/ York area to look after children attending boarding school in the UK whose parents are based overseas, either as expatriates or as foreign nationals.
Children whose parents live overseas are often unable to go home for leave-out weekends and half term holidays and when this is the case, College Guardians finds host families to look after them.
It is noticeable that as half term holidays are getting longer, more children are going home for this period, so often we only need host families for leave-out weekends.
Dates and lengths of stay depend very much on the school that the child attends and the distance that their home is from the UK.
Families chose to host students for a number of different reasons, e.g. it introduces another culture into the home, the parents themselves have been at boarding school and so understand the importance of having a “home from home”, or their own children are studying a foreign language and this is a good opportunity to practice!
Our hosts are paid a daily rate that covers full board, in addition other expenses such as travel and sundries may be claimed.
If you are interested and would like further information, please contact Jane Eldridge, Director of Guardianship Services, firstname.lastname@example.org or Caroline Lloyd Guardianship Manager, email@example.com or call us for an informal discussion on 01684 581600.