Young
Learners
Welfare

Putting your child's happiness first


Student safety and well-being is always our priority. We want to make sure all of our young learners have a safe, happy and enjoyable stay.

Our team stay on-site so that there is always someone to help students if they have any problems. We also have a nurse or qualified first-aider available at all times. Staff-to-student ratio is at least 1:15 for activities, trips and excursions.

Two smiling students standing outdoors in the breeze
A teacher counting with a young student

Supervised buddy system

At our residential centres, each team member is directly responsible for the welfare and happiness of their buddy group. They check that group-led students and especially individual students are eating properly, looking after personal hygiene, keeping their rooms tidy, and accounting for them at roll call and during fire alarms.

Students do not have a key to their rooms. However, all valuables (passports, tickets, money etc.) are given to the Centre Manager who will lock them in a safe. We also suggest students bring a small padlock.

Young Learner Accommodation

All our Young Learner locations are specially selected for their facilities and suitability.

Students raising their hands in class at BSC Edinburgh

Safeguarding standards

At BSC, we go to great lengths to ensure that all of our staff are suitable for working with children. Our recruitment processes follow the government and NSPCC approved 'Safer Recruitment' guidelines.

We also conduct an enhanced criminal record check on all staff and ensure that they have all received formal training in child protection and safeguarding policy and practices.

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A tasty and varied menu

Summer camp catering provides delicious, healthy food every day. Our team meets with the catering manager every day to discuss menu changes, feedback and dietary restrictions for individual students. Here is an idea of our summer school menu:

Breakfast (07:30-08:30): Alternates between English and continental breakfast. There is always cereal, fruit, yogurts, bread/toast, juice, milk, tea and coffee.

Lunch (12:30-13:30) and Dinner (18:00-19:00): Starters are a starter of soup or salad. Main course includes a choice of 2 hot dishes and a vegetarian option, with a salad bar and bread. Fruit, ice cream, puddings and yogurts are available for dessert.

Can we help you?

If you have any questions about your child's stay with British Study Centres then just get in touch.