Hosting junior students

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Please note: Early sign-up is essential if you would like to host juniors to ensure that DBS checks have time to be processed in advance of hosting. In this case we recommend you applying to host 6 weeks prior to the desired hosting period.

Fill your home with a new energy by hosting junior students

Hosting junior students can be a rewarding experience for you and your family, not to mention the students. Younger students with different perspectives bring energy into the home and benefit from engaging with younger members of the family. Older family members can gain enjoyment from seeing students build their confidence, settle into their home and improve their language skills throughout their stay.

Key facts about hosting junior students

  • Age ranges: Our kids programme is for students between 10-13 years old and our teenage programme is for students between 14-17 years old.
  • Times of year for hosting: Our kids and teenage programmes run during European school holiday periods, however we also have school groups on short stays outside school holidays.
  • Course duration: The average length of stay for junior students is one or two weeks at a time, however students may stay for up to six weeks depending on their age.
  • Board: You are required to provide a comfortable bedroom for students along with continental breakfast, packed lunch to take to school and dinner eaten with family members. Up to two students of different nationalities will be placed in twin rooms, with a maximum of four students per home.
  • Transfers: Students usually arrive and depart at the weekend and you will need to pick them up and drop them off from the harbour or airport.
  • Study & activity programmes: During the week junior students have a full study & activity schedule arranged starting at 9:00 or 9:30 (depending on the age group and time of year) and they will not return to your home until after 16:30 every day. In the summer a wide range of evening activities are on offer for teenage students (different curfew times apply to different age groups). Kids are not allowed to go out in the evenings or weekends without you, other than to a weekly school BBQ or any other specially arranged school event.
  • Transport: The school provides daily transport to and from school. Depending on the age group and time of year, they will either be provided with a public bus pass or a school bus will take them. School buses also take them to and from afternoon activities.
  • Safeguarding: You should welcome students as members of your family and show concern for their welfare, safety and security during their stay in line with our school safeguarding policy. 24 hour support is also provided from St Brelade’s College in case of emergency.
  • Support: Advice & guidance is available from St Brelade’s College throughout weekday working hours and an out of hours emergency phone support line is also provided.
  • Recommend a friend scheme: We’ll pay you an extra £75 ‘thank you’ bonus per new host recommended (if they host for a minimum of four weeks during the summer). Bonuses are paid annually at the end of the August.


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