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Here are a few of the comments we have received from the people we work with and the students and families we have helped. Find out how we have played a part in these individuals successful and rewarding education in the UK.

Working with Cambridge Guardians
February 2024
It has been lovely working with you - you are always so organised and can be relied on to supply the right information.
Dee, School Secretary
Host family - Hosting students for Cambridge Guardians
December 2023
We have been hosting students for about 3 years. Heather always manages to match students and families perfectly. Heather listens to your preferences and never disappoints when she offers a student.

Looking forward to 2024 Heather

Bev & Zarina
Bev Lewis
Boarding School Guardianship
November 2023
I appreciated you and Sibylle spending so much time with Jeremy. And please express my gratitude to her.

You are always so efficient that I have nothing to worry about. :)
Pre - University Homestay, Cambridge
October 2023
We would like to let you know that Zhou Yiming has arrived safely at Downing College, Cambridge, and is now adjusting to the living and learning environment of his new school. We would like to thank you for your meticulous care and excellent accommodation for Zhou Yiming. We are also very grateful to Martine's host family for their careful care of Zhou Yiming, accompanying him to the shopping mall to buy quilts, pillows and other daily necessities he needed, taking him around Cambridge to help him get familiar with the surrounding environment, and giving Zhou Yiming very good guidance on his daily life, so that he has a full preparation and basic understanding of university study and life.
6th Form Day Student Guardianship and Homestay, Cambridge
September 2023
Dear Heather,

I hope you had a good holiday in Montenegro!

I suppose that saying farewell to your charges at the end of every school year goes with the job but I’m sure it doesn’t get any easier over the years – especially for someone as devoted as yourself to providing the essential emotional support to young people making their first tenuous steps away from their families.

Do you remember when we first got in touch through a referral on Perse’s website to discuss whether Cambridge Guardians would be able to provide guardianship and arrange a host family for Eleanor if she could get a place at the school?
And then along came COVID!

Suddenly our plans were thrown into jeopardy as schools, including Perse, battened down the hatches and started curtailing their intake of overseas students unless they had family in the UK. (The standard was ‘within one hour’s travelling time of Cambridge!) In the event our representations to the Headmaster were sympathetically received and Eleanor was accepted into the Sixth Form.

Two years later, a selection for the England Schools shooting team, A*A*A at A-level, a place at UCL, and the emergence of an extraordinarily self-assured young lady ready to take on the world, speak for themselves! This is a tribute to yourself and Cambridge Guardians who provided such a nurturing environment in those critical adolescent times!

On behalf of all of the Brinsden family, scattered though we are around the globe, a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to you, Cambridge Guardians and your host families for taking care of our daughter!

I hope we will stay in touch!
John Brinsden
Summer holiday homestay in Cambridge
September 2022
Zhou Yiming spent a very happy summer life in Renata's homestay with your help. We are very grateful to Renata's host family for taking care of Zhou Yiming's food, housing, transportation, daily life and other aspects, which makes Zhou Yiming grow up very well. We are also very grateful to you for providing Zhou Yiming with such a good host family, so that he can feel the warmth of home.
Host mother for Cambridge Guardians
July 2022
I have been a host family for about 5 years for Cambridge Guardians. I have worked closely with Heather, and throughout this time I have always found her supportive, easy to communicate with and always available. Any email or telephone communication has beenresponded to promptly and without any difficulties.
The students she has placed with me have been delightful, and hopefully felt happy, safe and “at home” in my house. Heather has been very vigilant in selecting students whom she thinks would be suitable, both for my household, and also each other. (I have had up to 2 students per year). I only accept girls which she has respected and never pressured me to change this.
In all the years I have hosted, I cannot think of an adverse issue or situation. Payments have been prompt and any additional expenses have been met without any difficulty.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this company from either a hosts point of view, or student. I know the students have been extremely well supported academically by Heather, and she often goes “above and beyond” particularly during these last few years of
the Pandemic.
Bridget Halnan
Day Student Guardianship in Cambridge
July 2022
It was great meeting you in Cambridge and all the others who have helped Eleanor so much. It has all awoken my affection for England!

Thanks for everything and all the best.
Parents in Penang
6th Form Day Student Guardianship in Cambridge
July 2022
Dear Heather,

Hope you are doing well!

We wanted to let you know that James has received an offer and will be studying engineering at the University of Manchester.

Two years have passed quickly, and there are only two months before James will be leaving the Perse. We would like to thank you for all the care and support you have provided James over the past two years, and we wish you the very best for the future.
Mr and Mrs Fong
February half term holiday with a homestay
March 2022
I loved it at my homestay's house, I had a really good and exciting week in London with fabulous food.
Valentina, Y12 boarding student
Guardianship for my brother
September 2021
I hope this email finds you well and Cambridge Guardians is doing great! I personally had an amazing experience with Cambridge Guardians and when it comes to guardianship for my brother, I first think of you.
Howard, Engineering, Jesus College, Cambridge
Guardianship for a day student in Cambridge
August 2021
It has been a wonderful year working with you and we all wish you have a very nice summer.

I am very grateful for the report that you sent me. Thank you again for attending the school meeting for me and sending me all the details.
ZL, parent
A level Guardianship
June 2021
If I am ever asked for a knowledgeable, pro-active and extremely patient educational guardian, yours will be the first name that comes to mind.
Director of Studies, Abbey College Cambridge
Guardianship for a day student, Cambridge
January 2021
I am very glad to hear that our daughter is doing well. We really appreciate your support and care for our daughter over the past few months. She said living at Bridget’s home has been wonderful and she really enjoys talking to you.

Ziwen, Parent
Guardianship for a day student, Cambridge 2018 to 2020
September 2020
Heather is one of the best guardians I have ever met during my daughter’s study in the UK in the past 8 years. She is highly responsible, responsive and reliable, is never reluctant to take the efforts to help and support the students, even though it means a lot of extra workload or inconvenience to her. I felt very comfortable and settling when I knew my daughter was at her safe hand.
Lili, Parent
Bedford Student, Guardianship from September 2016 to 2020
August 2020
Throughout these years, especially the last year which was the hardest, you helped me with various important decisions. Without hesitation you accommodated me, even when you were busy, to take me far from my school for the SAT test. You found me a host family close to my school so my trips were much faster and I could spend more time on study. You visited me for my last Parents Evening to see my academic progress. Under your care I have achieved my goal - to be a student at prestigious university. I am grateful for all you have done for me.
Bedford School Student
Guardianship for a student at Bedford School
August 2020
You are a wonderful guardian worthy of parents' trust. As parents, we are very grateful and highly appreciate your work. During the four years working with you, you always solve all issues related to domestic and academic issues promptly and professionally for us. Especially in emergency support when epidemic began in UK and the school locked down in March. You very actively and promptly resolved issues related to accommodation and sent my son come back to home safely. We sincerely wish you the prosperity of your company so that more children can adapt life well to life in UK under your guardianship and successfully complete their studies.
Lin, parent of a Bedford School student
Guardianship for a Student at Bedford School
August 2020
Lin, parent of son at Bedford School
Guardianship from September 2018 to July 2020
August 2020
Thank you very much for all the support you have given to Henry and me. You have done a fantastic job.
I hope to work with you again soon.
Houseparent, Oundle School
Guardianship for Chinese Students
January 2020
I have known Heather in my capacity as a student agent from China for quite a few years now. Heather is a reliable and active guardian who attends to all matters in a very prompt and effective manner and always provides comprehensive care to our students. She has never failed to go the extra mile to provide for the students in her care and I could not thank her enough for the professional service with heart that she has provided for our students. It is such a pleasure working with her.
Guardianship for a Student at the Perse, Cambridge
December 2019
Heather cares for the kids under her guardianship. She keeps ongoing and proactive contact with my daughter to ensure she is well in all aspects, both at school and the host family. Whenever there is any issue, she always made efforts to resolve it timely to safeguard the well-being of the kid. She is a highly responsible and responsive guardian in Cambridge.
Mother of Perse Student
Tutoring for Cambridge Guardians Students
September 2019
Over the past 9 years, tutoring students in Cambridge, we've worked in collaboration with a number of organisations to deliver the best service for the families who are seeking help for their children. Cambridge Guardians have been excellent to work with. Heather is very organised and very committed to her clients which makes our jobs in delivering the tuition so much more straightforward. Heather shares our can-do attitude and demonstrates the professionalism that her and our clients all require.
Rob Kerrison, Director, Tutor Doctor Cambridge
From a Host family hosting a Perse Day Student
September 2019
Dear Heather

A quick message.

We just wanted to let you know how absolutely delighted and happy with the student you matched us with this year! Our student suits our family down to the ground and is so wonderful. She sings with us, makes music with us, discusses with us and talks about all the things that I want my boys to hear someone other than me saying. She helps around the house and is just so respectful. She works hard and is involved in lots of extracurricular stuff. She has so quickly become part of our family that I know there will be tears when she leaves. We are loving having her as part of our family this year. Tonight she even bought moon cakes and told us all the mythical story behind this festival (we love this sort of thing).

So I wanted you to know we are hugely happy and she is an absolute delight. We are loving having her. This experience is exactly the reason why we wanted to start sharing our home in the first place.
Best Host Family
August 2019
My Dear Host Family

I am so lucky and grateful for having you as my host family. You are so kind and lovely and always care about me, giving me all the help I need. I really feel like this is my other real home, so warm and comfortable. I'll miss you and the supper time and every memory here. There is no word to represent how grateful I am. Thank you for giving me such a wonderful experience in Cambridge. (By the way the food at supper is always amazing).
Cambridge Student
Perse Student, Guardianship from September 2017 to July 2017
June 2019
Big thank you to Heather for doing the best she can to look for the right host family for me. Absolutely enjoyed my time with my host family, with a balance between having fun with the members of the family and having alone time for studying. Really felt like I was part of the family.
Guardianship from September 2017 to July 2019
June 2019
Many thanks for all the assistance provided throughout the previous two years. I was really lucky to have such responsible guardian like Heather, especially as an international student.
Perse Student
Father of daughter attending Uppingham School
May 2019
Many thanks indeed for meeting our daughter.
We really appreciate the caring guidance you have been generously offering to her.
Guardianship from September 2016
March 2019
我们非常庆幸HEATHER是儿子Richard的监护人。原来以为监护人只是形式而已 。 但实际上Heather不仅在Richard三年多的学习期间每次参加学校的家长会等活动,及时通报孩子的学习状况,更是凭借自己也是老师的丰富经验提出很多好的学习建议。安排的寄宿家庭对健康饮食和运动很重视。Richard很喜欢。孩子吃住的很好,同大家相处的也很开心。 记得Richard刚到英国没有玩伴,假期Heather带孩子去博物馆。明年孩子要考大学,苦于对大学的选择。Heather不仅同Richard一起分析和交流,更是同学校老师保持联系,为他寻求各方的支持。她的这份爱心和责任心让我们对在异国他乡留学的孩子很放心。
Mother of Son Attending Bedford School
Guardianship from September 2016
March 2019
We are very lucky that Heather is the guardian of our son, Richard. Before going to the UK we thought that having a guardian is a formality. In fact, during the three years Heather not only attends the school's parents' meetings, but also informs us about Richard's learning situation in a timely manner. She also puts forward many good study suggestions based on her own rich experience. The host family arranged values healthy eating and sport, Richard likes it there very much. Richard enjoys their cooking and his room. He is very happy to get along with everyone. I remember that Richard had just arrived in the UK without a playmate, and during the holiday Heather took my son to the museum. Next year, my son will go to university and he is anxious about making his university choices. Heather not only analyzes and communicates with him, but also keeps in touch with the school teachers and seeks support from all parties. Her love and responsibility make us feel reassured about my son in the UK.
Mother of Son Attending Bedford School
Student at The Perse School
February 2019
It is a really quick and smooth process to organise guardianship. The family that I stay with are really nice and welcoming.
Perse Student
Host family for students in Cambridge
January 2019
We have been hosting students for Cambridge Guardians for a couple of years, first a student during half terms and now a day student. We are happy to share our home and help the student feel welcome. It has been an enriching experience for my daughter too, being a younger child, it’s like she has an older sibling to look up to but at the same time, she’s also taking the initiative to help our student. It feels good to help and is very satisfying for the family.
Catherine, host family
Guardianship from Sep 2011 - Jun 2013 (Year 12 to 13)
November 2018
I was fortunate enough to stay with Heather and her family for my upper 6th year. I think it was the best way to learn about British culture and to adapt into the life as an overseas student.

Thank you so much for the great care from Heather and the Cambridge Guardians for encouraging me to pursue my dream of applying and studying the course of my passion!
Noel, BA in Psychology and Linguistics, Oxford University
Guardianship from Sep 2013 - Jun 2018 (Year 9 to 13)
November 2018
With the encouragement of my guardian, I successfully applied for the art scholarship for my A-levels study. This scholarship gave me the foundation I needed to build a better me and enabled me to make my dreams come true.

Thank you, Heather and Cambridge Guardians.
Lucas, BSc in Architecture, UCL
Mother of son at Bedford School
October 2018
Thank you so much for your patience & support.
Student's Mother
Mother of son who attended Oundle School
October 2018
Thanks so much for your detailed report. It is so helpful for me to know about my sons status especially from all teachers.

I am really appreciative of all you have done for our son. Honestly even if I was there, I might not be any better as I am afraid to challenge teachers ability due to my average English and no knowledge of UK schools. My husband, too, is very impressed by what you have done for our son.

The encouragement is vital to all parties concerned. Even we get cheered up too. Thanks again for your excellent service.
Mrs Cheng
October 2018
Cambridge Guardians offers a service which is intended to be of benefit to families, pupils and their school. In my experience that role has proved invaluable, not only when there have been problems to deal with, but also in the normal day-to-day communication between school and home.

To have someone who can attend parents reception, help to arrange accommodation when out of school and just to understand the situation, is of great reassurance.
Ex-Chaplain and Housemaster, The Leys School
Singaporean pupil at The Perse School, who went on to read Law at Cambridge University
October 2018
Couldn't have done without you.
Denise Mirandah