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.

Latest News

Free Ecology Wallcharts

Wall Charts
Free wallcharts from the British Ecological Society. Our wallcharts are aimed at teachers and students, or those with an interest in science, ecology and the environment. Each poster is printed A1 and introduces a range of topics. All wallcharts are available free of charge and are supported by additional online teaching resources. _________ By their nature these freebies are only offered for a limited time, but at the time of posting they appear to be available and open to home educators -...

Petition Handover

On the 7th August HEdNI members Mairi Rivers and Edward Underwood met Mervyn Storey MLA with members of their families to hand over their petition. The petition asks the Minister for Education and the Northern Ireland Education and Library Boards to ensure that their policy on home education accurately reflects their legal duties and powers and respects the parent's duty to provide an education. The petition has over 3360 signatures. As well as signaturies in Northern Ireland the petition has...


HEdNI (100 Mullaleilish road, Richill) 28/08/2014 - 10:00 - 13:00
With horsey crafts and activities whilst each family has a turn with the horses, hopefully...
Sack Racing at last year's sports day
North Down Co-op (Bangor) 09/09/2014 - 10:30
The North Down Co-op will be holding a sports day on the 9th September in Bangor 10.30-14.30. It...
Casual (Belfast) 04/10/2014 (All day) - 05/10/2014 (All day)
http://www.cinemagic.org.uk/children-and-families/sub-page/jury The Belfast CineSeekers Jury will...
Casual (Belfast) 11/10/2014 (All day) - 12/10/2014 (All day)
http://www.cinemagic.org.uk/children-and-families/sub-page/jury The Belfast CineSeekers Jury will...