Welcome to the HEdNI website.

This is your window to the wealth of information, fun, and support avaliable 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 families to choose for themselves what suits them best.

Latest News

Consultation on Home Education Policy

A consultation is afoot!The local boards are contacting known Home Educators to consult about a N.Ireland-wide Home Education Policy. They do not have the power to make law, but the policy has the potential to make life difficult for anyone dealing with the authorities...Contains all the usual suspects - conflating welfare and educational concerns, mandatory home visits, yearly inspections and so on. Badman rides again...

HEdNI will be participating in the Tesco Eat Happy Project

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The project gives groups access to the behind the scenes of shops and farms.  It sounds like there is a lot of potential for interesting hands on learning. http://www.eathappyproject.com/ "Take your primary school children out to explore farms, dig up spuds and perhaps even milk some cows. It's not just outdoors either – bringing them into our stores to bake bread, fillet a fish – maybe even learn what a kumquat is. And if you can't get to our stores, our trained colleagues and partners...

Events

North Down Co-op 29/04/2014 - 10:30 - 14:30
We are going to look at food production. Each family should choose one food (more if you wish!) and...
North Down Co-op 13/05/2014 - 10:30 - 14:30
By popular request we will be doing make-up. As well as your bog standard day to day make-up we...
North Down Co-op (Marquis Hall, Bangor) 27/05/2014 - 10:30 - 14:30
We will look at all aspects of bees for this co-op. We will be handing out wild flower seeds at the...