guardianship fees - what does it all cost?

guardianship fees and what is included


£720 per term including VAT

  • Your own Guardianship Care Manager available to you at Head Office 

  • Emergency assistance for unexpected events, cancelled flights, suspension from school, illness or injury

  • Liaising on your behalf with the school regarding exeat and half term arrangements

  • Placement into a risk-assessed host family if required. Welfare reports and a full COVID/Norovirus or contagious illness Isolation Care Plans will be coordinated for all Bright World students if they are required to isolate. (see extra costs)

  • Organisation of safe and efficient airport transfers and other travel for your child within the UK

  • Your child's Buddy will visit at least twice per year, after which a full report will be uploaded to your Blink portal.

  • Sourcing and checking of a suitable host family for exeats and half terms and/or in unexpected situations- exclusive use of Bright World's Host Family Selection Tool so you can help us choose your host family

  • Annual enhanced DBS checks and inspections of host families and screening of drivers on your behalf.  

  • Your child’s Buddy will keep in touch throughout the year, calling and emailing, always on the end of the phone if they need to talk

  • 24/7 emergency phone service for students and parents

  • Privileged access to BLINK, our online Parent Platform - see reports, manage your account, submit flight details. View host family & driver profiles. 

  • arranging travel to and from school or university interviews

  • helping to source school uniform

  • managing pocket money

  • help with opening a UK bank account if required

  • advice and placement on revision or holiday programmes during all school breaks

  • offering support with making medical appointments

Extra costs

We usually charge £500 deposit to pay for optional extras although this can be negotiated according to your needs.

  • Host family accommodation £50 per day - host family mileage for collection and drop off 55p per mile

  • Additional Parents Evening £60 plus mileage

  • Extra visits to school or host family on request £30 per hour - to attend bank to help open an account, BRP collection, school tutor meetings, medical appointments

  • ALL visits from Local Coordinators are subject to a 55p per mile fuel allowance charge.

  • Airport transfers - price according to distance. A small administration fee of £5 added for each journey organised by Bright World to cover the cost of enhanced DBS checks and screening. 

  • Emergency removals for serious illness (including Mental Health issues), suspected or confirmed COVID-19 or other contagious illness - £200 plus VAT service fee plus £60 per day for isolation/Mental Health Champion homestay

  • Airport Angel service. We can collect your child from the aircraft and escort through customs or escort to aircraft on return from £155

  • Fuel allowance of 55 pence per mile for host families collecting the student from school

  • Mandarin Counselling and translation services £300 per year plus VAT

  • Russian Parent Support service £200 plus VAT

James Foster, Commercial Director

James Foster, Commercial Director

If you are not intending to use our host family or travel service then we can reduce the expenses fund to suit your needs. This will considerably reduce UK guardianship costs. James manages our student and parent finances and will ensure that your fees and disbursements account is kept up to date.

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