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

Board to brief the Education Committee on Consultation Responses

The Board will brief the Education Committee on Consultation Responses on the 15th of April: http://m.hedni.org/events/2015-04/15-board-brief-education-committee-consultation-responses The session will be held in Coleraine at the University of Ulster and is open to the public.

First Aid Training

HEdNI now has 'Call Push Rescue' training kits from the British Heart Foundation. Designed for 12 years and up they are available for any groups to borrow- all training is delivered by the DVD.  Remember that training the grown ups in your home ed group is valuable too! "Learn CPR It takes under 30 minutes with our simple and interactive Call Push Rescue Training Kit which has everything you need to learn CPR, including a tutorial DVD. The training covers Child CPR Recovery position...


Cave Painting
NCHE (Coleraine West Community Centre, Rope Walk, BT52 2LT) 05/03/2015 - 11:00 - 14:00
Taking inspiration from the Living History event that many of us are attending on the 18th (but not...
North Down Co-op (Marquis Hall, Bangor) 10/03/2015 - 10:30 - 14:30
To coincide with National Shakespeare week we will be looking at all aspects of Shakespeare. I...
Shakespeare Week
HEdNI (All over) 16/03/2015 (All day) - 22/03/2015 (All day)
Many families and groups will be using the resources from http://shakespeareweek.org.uk/ and...
Bronze Age Tool
HEdNI (An Creagan) 18/03/2015 (All day) - 31/03/2015 (All day)
HEdNI will be organising a date to participate in this exciting living history scheme.  Please...
Bronze Age Settlement
HEdNI (An Creagan) 18/03/2015 - 11:00 - 14:30
This event is full, but we are happy to try and organise another.An Creagán is offering a NEW...