Remember to ask the students to help you with food preparation and with the washing up!
You will need to provide breakfast and dinner for everyone.
Junior students and Group Leaders require a packed lunch each day.
Adult students may or may not require a packed lunch, we will advise you when we allocate students to you.
We will also inform you if any students have any dietary requirements /allergies etc.
Meal times are the perfect opportunity to sit and talk with your students to find out about their day, their likes and dislikes and for them to get to know you.
All children and teenagers will require a packed lunch each day to take to school and on excursions. We recommend:
At the end of a busy day students need a good healthy meal and an opportunity for everyone to sit down and eat together. This really is the most important meal of the day and students should never eat on their own.
This is also an ooportunity for students to sample typical British food so try to prepare the following during their stay:
Always ask the students to help you with preapring the food, laying the table and washing up afterwards. They are part of the family and should be given basic chores to do, not to be waited on as they would be in a restaurant.
Student Questionnaire on arrival day
We will give you a copy of our student questionnaire with some pictures for each student on arrival day. Use this as an opportunity to get to know your students and find out about their favourite foods and also like what they don't like.
This is a good ice-breaker for the students and an opportunity for you to get to know them.
You can also check to see if they are taking any medication or have any allergies in case they were not disclosed at the time of booking.
|Meals||Junior Students||Adult Students||Group Leaders|
|Hot Lunch at home||Check programme||Check programme||Check programme|
|Snack on arrival day||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Packed lunch on departure||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Special dietary requirements|
Where students have any special requirements we will discuss this with you. We appreciate that certain specialist foods are more expensive and we will be happy to pay a supplement for this.
Our Homestay Organisers will discuss this individually when allocating students to you.
|Gluten Free / Celiac|
|Allergies / medical needs|
Family birthdays and celebrations
We all have family get-togethers, birthdays and celebrations and your international students will love to be a part of that.
Some hosts also get together with other hosts and their students once a week for a BBQ or a family pub lunch or fish and chips on the beach.
The most important thing is that students are treated as part of your family and they have the opportunity to spend time with you and learn about British culture.