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

Campaigners give broad welcome to school starting age proposals

Parents Outloud
A group of campaigners who want a more flexible approach towards the school starting age says it broadly welcomes the proposals on the issue published on the 15th December by the Department of Education, but would like them to go further.  The Department has proposed that parents should have the right to request a year’s deferral of their child’s primary school enrolment where they believe it would be in their child’s best interests.  However, under the proposals, parents would have...

Calling Fermanagh home educators...

A new meet up is being planned local to you, if you're interested then get in touch. Meeting up with local home educating families is a great source of support, inspiration and fun!


Aztec Art
North Down Co-op (Marquis Hall, Bangor) 27/01/2015 - 10:30 - 14:30
Aztec culture, temples, religion, food, language. Please prepare something on the Aztecs to...
NCHE (Cheeky Chimps, Coleraine) 29/01/2015 - 00:00 - 15:00
What with our cancellation last week due to the nasty storm it feels like too long since we've seen...
Castle Island
Fermanagh HE (Castle Island, Eniskillem) 30/01/2015 - 11:00 - 12:30
An opportunity to meet and chat at the soft play, all welcome. Use the 'contact' form to get in...
NCHE (Coleraine West Community Centre) 05/02/2015 - 11:00 - 14:00
Pinch and coil pots, or free form! Air drying clay, wear old clothes. All welcome, just let us know...
Alice in Wonderland
North Down Co-op (Marquis Hall, Bangor) 10/02/2015 - 10:30 - 14:30
Alice in Wonderland themed co-op, including a Mad Hatter's Tea Party for lunch, nonsense rhymes,...