联合教育卓越服务宿舍预订服务与英国公寓集团Unite Group,Host International携手一同打造英国学生公寓的预订，其中包括寄宿家庭，寄养家庭及学生公寓。英国的许多私立院校通常为学生提供校方宿舍 。当学生成功申请到英国高校后通常有着众多 不同的宿舍选择。大学提供宿舍无疑为学生解决了很大的住宿问题,这给第一次入学英国高校的学生提供了巨大的方便。所以学生在未抵达学校前请预先与校方联系预订宿舍。
These families are situated in a suburban location mostly in zone 4 of the London underground network and most homes are large with gardens and offer good transport links to the city centre. Families offer Bed & Breakfast (B+B), Half Board (HB – breakfast and evening meal), B+B with use of kitchen, Full Board (HB with packed lunch and self-catering) and SC (self-catering). The student has full access to the house as a family member and there is a laundry service available. Many students who wish to live within 30-45 minutes of the very city centre find this package ideal. In general terms, homes in outer London zones 3-4 offer larger family homes and better accommodation. Therefore, the majority of overseas students find this package ideal as it combines reasonable prices with quality.
These family locations are of a higher calibre and situated in zone 2 or 3 of the London underground network. The locations are closer to the city centre and the quality and appointment of homestay is of a higher specification. This mid-range accommodation option offers an attractive combination of location and good quality accommodation.
These families offer the same range of services as standard and superior accommodation and are all in zone 2 of London with a short journey time to the chosen college or university. We do offer some homestays in central London (zone 1) but please note that zone 1 is mostly a commercial area where there are fewer host families. In a city such as London, travelling to work or school is generally undertaken by tube or bus and 30-45 minutes is the average journey time. Executive homes are the highest priced homes due to their location but given the logistics of London, size is of a premium, meaning that centrally located homes are mostly smaller apartments.
With every family, you can be assured of:
A private bedroom (May be Single, Double or Twin) You may request a twin shared room if you are two persons travelling together who wish to live together
A bedroom with natural light, with an adequately sized bed (Bunk beds may be used for under 18 year old students)
Adequate Heating and Lightning
Adequate hanging and drawer space and storage for clothes
A table/desk and chair for study in your room
Laundry access once a week
A key to the house (for Adults only)
A change of towels and bed linen weekly in keeping with the family household routine
Daily access to bathroom, with bath or shower
Use of the family home
English as a main language spoken in the family home
Accommodation Meal Plan
Our families offer Bed & Breakfast (BB) or Bed, Breakfast & evening meal (HB). The bed & breakfast package includes a continental style breakfast consisting of cereal, toast, tea/coffee etc. Half board includes continental breakfast and a cooked dinner consisting of a main course of meat/fish with pasta/ rice/vegetables/salad followed by a dessert or yoghurt or fruit.
Meals are usually eaten with the family unless otherwise arranged and special diets such as vegetarian, halal and other requirements can be catered for; please specify these at the time o fyour accommodation request.
We also offer a self-catering option, where students can prepare their own evening meal, in line with household rules and timings. The students will be given storage space in the kitchen/fridge for their own food and drink for breakfast and evening meal.
For group accommodation, our families also offer Full Board, which includes three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Half Board with a packed lunch containing a sandwich, fruit, drink, and a bag of crisps or a bar of chocolate.
Private fostering is the term used to describe the situation where a child aged under 16 (or under 18 if disabled) is cared for, and supplied with accommodation, by an adult who is not a relative (for example, a grandparent, brother, sister, aunt or uncle), for 28 days or more, by private arrangement between parent and carer.
This is different from the care of children by local councils through approved foster carers. A privately fostered child is not looked after by the local council under the Children Act 1989, but local councils can provide further information about private fostering. Private foster placements are normally arranged by a birth parent. Private foster carers do not hold parental responsibility
Private fostering can involve children sent to the UK for education or health care by parents living overseas, children living with a friend’s family as a result of separation or divorce, teenagers living with the family of a boyfriend or girlfriend, or children whose parents’ lifestyle involves unsociable hours which makes it difficult for them to use ordinary day care or after school care.
Rules governing private fostering
Privately fostered children are safeguarded by the Children Act 1989 (Part IX) and associated regulations
Private foster carers must :
>>advise their local council of their intention to foster a child at least 6 weeks beforehand or, where a child is received in an emergency, no more than 48 hours afterwards
>> notify their local council within 48 hours when a child leaves their care, giving the name and address of the person into whose care the child has been moved
Birth parents must:
>> advise the local council of the private fostering arrangement at least six weeks in advance or, where an arrangement is made in an emergency, within 48 hours, and at the end of such an arrangement
>>retain parental responsibility and participate in all decisions about their child
>> provide the prospective carer with as much information about the child as possible, including their health, dietary preferences, school, hobbies, religion and ethnicity
>> accept responsibility for ensuring that the proposed private fostering placement is suitable for their child
The local council must:
>> check the suitability of private foster carers
>>make regular visits to the child and monitor the overall standard of care provided
>>ensure that advice to carers is made available when needed
Local councils are not always notified about private fostering arrangements, despite this being an offence under the Children Act 1989. When they are notified, it is often after the fostering has started. This is a problem as privately fostered children are a particularly vulnerable group and need the safeguards provided through the Children Act and associated regulations.
Private Fostering Process
In relation to private fostering arrangements and provision of accommodation with private individuals, colleges would only be involved in arranging private fostering if they arrange placements for under 16s which last for more than 28 days. Under the Children Act 2004 a private college may also have a duty to report to children services if it becomes aware that a student seems to be suffering at the hands of an individual providing private accommodation or fostering.
We provides suitable homestays that are willing to become private foster carers for Under 16 year old students for more than 28 days. The company is experienced in processing all the documents required for the procedure, and our staff offer informed guideline to the student, parents, agent, school/college and homestay.