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

Launch of ASD Home Ed Northern Ireland

ASD Jigsaw
We are happy to announce a new group whose support will be useful to many home educating families.  ASD Home Ed NI will be a place to meet and find mutual support for families who home educate and also have children with ASD. We will share ideas, arrange regular meetings to help our children connect and provide enriching educational experiences. To connect online and get involved please join - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1642135652738751/ - you will need to communicate...

Evidence to the Education Committee from the Education Authority

You can watch the rather strange evidence presented to the Education Committee on the first of July here from around 2hrs28, as one Committee Member comments it is "bizarre". "Clare Mangan: Those who have never been registered, we cannot draft a policy in relation to them because currently the legislation that exists in Northern Ireland does not apply to that group. So the only children and young people that are affected at this stage by the Draft Policy that has been presented are...


G.H.E.C.C.O. (Richill Equestrian Centre) 08/10/2015 - 09:30
Horse riding for home educators.
Drumnaph Community Nature Reserve Logo
HEdNI (Drumnaph Nature Reserve) 08/10/2015 - 11:00
A guided walk in the woods foraging and identifying trees, then back to the farm for a cup of...
KIC Drama Group Flier
Kids In Control (Old Museum, Belfast) 09/10/2015 - 11:00 - 12:30
Special drama workshop for Home Educated 10-14 year olds.  KIC is Ireland's leading physical...
Bagenal's Castle
South Down Co-op (Newry and Mourne Museum, Castle Street, Newry) 09/10/2015 - 11:00
Guided tour of Bagenals Castle, Newry for home educating families. £1 per child and adults are free...
Chicks at the open farm
NCHE (Streamvale Open Farm) 12/10/2015 (All day)
There will be a guided tour and talk to the kids all about making their ice cream. There are also...