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

UTV segment on home education in Northern Ireland

The video can be viewed here:http://u.tv From the UTV article linked above: Deciding to home educate a child is legal and anyone can do it. No particular syllabus or curriculum must be followed. The only requirement, by law, is that you provide an education "suitable to your child's age, ability and aptitude or any special educational needs they may have". They receive no financial help from the government. And just as you are free to remove your child from school, so too can they re-enter the...

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...

Events

Mourne Archery Centre
South Down Co-op (Mourne Archery Centre) 02/06/2015 - 11:00 - 15:00
South Down/Louth Home Ed Co - op Archery session.SIGN UP IS ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED£8 per...
Wild Children
HEdNI (An Creagan) 03/06/2015 - 11:00
Meeting again for another wonderful time in the wild woods.First half of the session will be a...
North Down Co-op (Marquis Hall, Bangor) 09/06/2015 - 10:30 - 14:30
We will look at the relationship between electricity and magnetism, as well as looking at basic...
Giraffes and zebras at Belfast Zoo
NCHE, North Down Co-op (Belfast Zoo) 10/06/2015 - 00:00 - 14:00
We will meet in the Children's Zoo and have a picnic or play in the play park before the...
Giant's Lair
South Down Co-op (Slieve Gullion Forest Park) 11/06/2015 - 11:00 - 13:00
A Mini Beast hunt with Danielle at Slieve Gullion on Thursday 11th June at 11am. This is a free...