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

Not Back To School In September

An Creagan
All sorts of fun and inspiring plans are afoot for Not Back to School Week this September... Not Back To School Week is a fun way for home educating families to reconnect with each other after a quieter summer, take advantage of the newly empty museums, parks and beaches, and to get inspired by each other and some exciting experiences.   New home educators also find it a great way to get to know people, and an alternative to the Back-To-School preparations.   Please let us know if you...

Baffling Evidence to the Education Committee

Today, in evidence to the Education Committee, the Education Authority representative stated several times that the Draft Policy ONLY applies to children previously registered with a school. Further, that they have no power in law to take any action unless the child was previously registered with a school, or 'formally' registered as home educated. This is a truly baffling assertion!  The Authority is claiming that they have NO duty to children unless they have at some time been to school...


Fermanagh HE (Marble Arch Caves) 16/08/2015 - 12:00 - 16:00
Carboniferous Sea Investigator for the day. Take part in new CSI trail, fossil activity quiz, make...
Train Museum
NCHE (Derry) 07/09/2015 - 10:01 - 15:00
We will be travelling on the train from Coleraine to Derry (it's a nice journey under the cliffs at...
Shaun the Sheep
HEdNI, NCHE (To Be Confirmed) 08/09/2015 (All day)
Meet us for food and film on Tuesday.  We will confirm venue, time and film based on the...
Making Bean Supports at An Creagan
HEdNI (An Creagan) 09/09/2015 - 11:00 - 16:00
Five times in An Creagan, and it just gets better. As part of the Not Back To School Celebrations...
W5 sign
HEdNI (W5) 11/09/2015 - 10:30 - 15:40
School is back and the museums are empty again. A relaxed trip to W5 in Belfast to celebrate, we'll...