UK Guardians

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"In the heart of the New forest and only minutes from the wonderful coastal beaches"
UK Guardians was established in 2012 by Helen Herridge offering a Guardianship service to a small number of students from China.

A Little Bit About Us

Having over 15 years’ experience of working for schools and colleges in the UK as an International Education Student Supporter and with her passion for excellence and attention to detail the company has grown considerably due to the recommendation from all she works with, UK Guardians is now a team of like minded staff, providing an outstanding service to all our students, schools, parents and partners.

Within the growth of UK Guardians, we are now a leading provider of Work Placements through the Erasmus + programme currently for Switzerland and Germany and offer our own Summer Camps throughout July and August. We have dedicated members of staff for each area to ensure all we work with are offered a unique service.

We are fully committed to:

This all starts as soon as you register with us.  We can help to remove any anxiety, uncertainty and stress and make the whole experience as smooth, pleasurable and rewarding as possible.

Most parents come to us directly, but we also work with a number of partners in, Spain, China, Turkey, Switzerland and Germany.


We are very happy to put you in touch with parents, agents, boarding house staff and head teachers to find out more about UK Guardians.




Helen Herridge

Managing Director

Helen has worked in International education for her entire career. When she founded UK Guardians it was because she wanted to make a difference and provide students with the care she would want her own children to receive, she manages the daily running of the company and keeps in regular contact with all students, Parents, agents and schools. When she is not working which is not very often! She will be out walking along the beaches with her pet dog Darcie.



Sales & Marketing Manager

As a former geography teacher, Hannah’s first priority is high-quality education intertwined with happy and successful students. Since leaving the classroom, Hannah has worked for Queen Mary University in London and Arts University Bournemouth organising and supporting full-time student programmes,  summer courses and global partnerships.  Hannah is responsible for the friendly, effective and professional communication between our global partners, which includes designing and achieving new marketing strategies.  In her spare time, Hannah enjoys travel and waking in the beautiful Dorset Countryside.  For enquiries, please contact: [email protected]