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Our team.

We aren't an agency, and have over 10 years experience of working with students from overseas.

Yes, we are also a real husband and wife and have both worked for the NHS for a combined total of nearly 25 years.

We are now combining our caring nature with our extensive experience of working with young people from overseas and the UK - and from this knowledge and drive - YES Guardians is now born.
Hayley Harris

Safeguarding Lead
Children's Safeguarding Level 3
Paediatric Nursing Sister

Marc Harris

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Hayley graduated from The University of Birmingham in 2007 and has since worked as a senior children’s nurse at the local hospital for 12 years. She has extensive experience of working with children from a variety of backgrounds.

She has sound knowledge of caring for children with additional mental health needs or physical needs. 

Rest assured if your child has a health condition they will be in great hands!

She has safeguarding experience and is trained to level 3.

Marc graduated from the University of Bournemouth in 2007 and has a background in working with Children in Foster Care, running activities focussed at young people, whilst also looking after their educational needs on a 1:1 basis.

He now works as an IT Manager at the Hospital.  Marc works 4 days per week and dedicates the rest of his time to running YES guardians.

We are highly trained professionals you can trust.

Hayley and Marc have two children Arabella aged 8 and Elora age 5. They absolutely adore having students living in their home. They have had their life’s enriched and have learnt lots about other cultures.

As a family we love to cook delicious home cooked meals and embrace cuisine from around the world. Weekends are always fun with lots of days out but also relaxing with time to recoup and study.  


about us.

YES Guardians are an independent friendly family run business offering the extra personal touch.

We pride ourselves on offering individualised care packages for every one of our students; whether that be a 24/7 guardianship service for an independent student, to a full home from home package, hosting students in our home and living as part of our family unit.

We have 10 years experience in hosting international students from all over the world. We are very proud of our catalogue of extensive positive feedback from our students and are always committed to their welfare and making sure their stay is a fun, positive and enriching experience.

We work very closely with our students and their families to ensure that personal needs are met to the highest standards.

We will always go the extra mile for our students whether that’s organising birthday celebrations or celebrating a special cultural occasion such as Chinese New Year.

We have a YES families WhatsApp group that all our students are invited to join in for general chit chat, support or guidance in whatever is required. We also regularly communicate with our students on Social Media and WECHAT.


Our focus is you

Everything we provide is fully personable to meet your requirements. If you cant find what you need please contact us and we will help tailor a package just for you.

The minimum requirement to satisfy Tier 4 Visa regulations to study in the UK.

All students have access to a 24/7 emergency support.

Access to WhatsApp group for help, advice, support or general chit chat.

Perfect for independent students or students starting university.

Host Families

We choose nurturing, supportive host families close to the students school.

All of our host families are carefully choosen, with DBS and safeguarding training.

Travel arrangements to and from host families is all taken care of.

Have fun and relax with your host family at Exeat weekends and half terms.

Academic and Emotional Support

We provide full academic monitoring & support.

We can be the main point of contact between the school and parents.
We can receive news letters and reports, translating these and sending them on to parents.

We are able to attend parents evenings and school meetings as required and represent the parents.

Full feedback is always provided for the parents.

Live with us! Day Boarding

Perfect for students who are looking for home from home accommodation.

Fully inclusive package, we will take care of everything from school liaison, accommodation, food, laundry, clubs, weekend activities, travel and much more.

Enjoy all the comforts of a warm & welcoming home, from the chance of a lazy morning, a game on the XBox or a trip to the cinema.