Home visits are completed every two weeks to check that there have been no
substantial change since our previous visit.
The hosts are paid weekly by bank transfer.
This is absolutely fine. Let us know when you are away and we will not book any student with you.
Anyone who is caring, attentive, and understanding is a perfect Homestay provider.
We expect the hosts to include the students in their everyday activities and encourage them to learn the language and share a unique experience.
Students might extend their bookings. The accommodation officer will always contact our host before confirming any changes. If they want to extend, you should not accept any money directly from the student; they will pay the school.
While it is understood that occasionally homestay providers may have to cancel due to an emergency, we do not expect our homestay providers to cancel unless it is unavoidable. If after taking in a student, and for any reason the arrangement does not work and you wish the student to leave, please contact us.
Homestay providers and students are asked to discuss any issues with our team . However if we cannot find a solution we will do our best to move the student as soon as possible.
You need to own the property, have common areas, a fire alarm, a carbon monoxide alarm, and an updated gas certificate.
This depends on the time of year and the demand. Summer is the busiest time, but we also receive long-term student requests for winter.
Yes, as soon as there is any change, you need to notify the school. The school needs to know if you are available to take students and needs to keep an up-to-date profile of the host
You can host a maximum of four students at the same time. You cannot host under-18s and adults together, unless they are relatives, or they are sharing a room. The length of the stay is flexible and depends on your availability and how long the student wants to stay.
Yes, as soon as there is some change, you need to notify the school. The school needs to know if you are available to take students and needs to create a profile of the host for the student that has updated and trustable information.
When finding a suitable home for the student, we take into account the personal preferences of both the host and the student regarding pets. So don’t worry pets are welcomed and even preferred by a big majority of our students.
Up to £4,250 per year is tax-free. Please follow the link for more information regarding tax for renting your room https://www.gov.uk/rent-room-in-your-home/the-rent-a-room-scheme.
For breakfast, we normally recommend serving toast or cereal with tea and coffee,fruit, and options like jam, ham, or cheese. Some students may ask for the traditional English breakfast of fried bacon and eggs, however, it will all depend on the student's preferences. For evening meals, you can serve traditional English food or international cuisine. Fish and chips, roast dinner, or curry are very popular. It is crucial to provide a meal plan that offers a diverse range of nutritious options.Typically,a packed lunch consists of a sandwich, a packet of crisps, and a piece offruit.
You need to report any concerns to us. We will speak with the student and follow the safeguarding procedure that the student needs.
Yes, one week is the minimum booking for students.
Yes, the school offers a self-catering option, You will need to make sure you have enough space in your cupboard and fridge for the use of the student.