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

Latest News

Evidence to the Education Committee from the Education Authority

You can watch the rather strange evidence presented to the Education Committee on the first of July here from around 2hrs28, it is as one Committee Member comments "completely bizarre"...

Not Back To School In September

An Creagan
All sorts of fun and inspiring plans are afoot for Not Back to School Week this September... Not Back To School Week is a fun way for home educating families to reconnect with each other after a quieter summer, take advantage of the newly empty museums, parks and beaches, and to get inspired by each other and some exciting experiences.   New home educators also find it a great way to get to know people, and an alternative to the Back-To-School preparations.   Please let us know if you...


G.H.E.C.C.O. (Richill Equestrian Centre) 03/09/2015 - 09:39
Remember THURSDAYS is Richill Equestrian Centre's HE group!
Train Museum
NCHE (Derry) 07/09/2015 - 10:01 - 15:00
We will be travelling on the train from Coleraine to Derry (it's a nice journey under the cliffs at...
Shaun the Sheep
HEdNI, NCHE (To Be Confirmed) 08/09/2015 (All day)
Meet us for food and film on Tuesday.  We will confirm venue, time and film based on the...
Making Bean Supports at An Creagan
HEdNI (An Creagan) 09/09/2015 - 11:00 - 16:00
Five times in An Creagan, and it just gets better. As part of the Not Back To School Celebrations...
W5 sign
HEdNI, NCHE (W5) 11/09/2015 - 11:00 - 15:40
School is back and the museums are empty again. A relaxed trip to W5 in Belfast to celebrate....