Welcome to the HEdNI website.

This is your window to the wealth of information, fun, and support available from the network of home educating families in Northern Ireland.

HEdNI is an inclusive group, welcoming those of all backgrounds, religious beliefs, races and cultures. We do not promote any one method of home-educating; rather we support the right of all families to choose for themselves what suits them best.

Please help us to protect home education in Northern Ireland by writing to your MLA, and asking them to insist that Education and Library Boards act within the law.
A government body attempting to establish a policy document that deliberately over-reaches its legal powers should be of concern to everybody, not just home educating parents.
More information here and in detail
 here.

Latest News

And hello to the five Regions!

Playdough Monster
In answer to our questions yesterday about what the disolving of Northern Ireland's Education Administration would mean... what the future would hold and who would direct the future... "the most important message right now is that, as far as users of our services are concerned, nothing changes in the short term" It seems that each "Education Authority Regional Office" will be "responsible for the delivery of services according to the policies and procedures of the former [Board for that area...

Farewell to the Five Boards

Bye Bye
The five Education and Library Boards we have come to know, will evaporate like Cinderella’s finery at midnight tonight.  What this means for home educating families is not yet clear. We can assume that the officials on the ground will, at least for the time being, retain their own working practices and idiosyncrasies. But which of the range of attitudes and policies regarding elective home education will shape the view of the new Board? We could hope, if we wished for the SEELB to be...

Events

Elephant puppet
North Down Co-op (Marquis Hall, Bangor) 28/04/2015 - 10:30 - 14:30
Crafting of all sorts - from weaving and knitting to making cardboard animals.  Bring a craft...
Circus
HEdNI (In Your Space, Derry) 28/04/2015 - 12:15 - 16:15
THESE COURSES FULLY BOOKED. One course that will run 12.15 to 1.45 and one course from 2.45 to 4.15...
Nettles
NCHE (Near Coleraine) 30/04/2015 (All day)
A walk through a forest somewhere near Coleraine (time and place to be confirmed) with someone...
The Fun House
South Down Co-op (The Fun House, Newry) 01/05/2015 - 11:00 - 13:00
The South Down Home School Co-op will be meeting at the Fun House in Newry on Fri 1st May @...
Circus
HEdNI (In Your Space, Derry) 05/05/2015 - 12:15 - 16:15
THESE COURSES FULLY BOOKED. One course that will run 12.15 to 1.45 and one course from 2.45 to 4.15...