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

Reflecting on 2014 in Home Education here in Northern Ireland

Lots going on at the North Down Co-Op Christmas Party
2014 has been a busy, extraordinary and sometimes alarming year for Home Education in Northern Ireland.  We've launched a new website, seen the birth of two new groups and our existing groups go from strength to strength.  We've tackled themes from Vikings to the International Space Station at our meet ups, visited everwhere from Museums, to Farms, Supermarkets and even Stormont!  We've welcomed babies, made friends, grown and learned and changed together. And then the...

Radio Ulster Talkback on Home Education

Radio Ulster Talkback on home education (about 1hr10 in from the start).We are touched to hear our site described as 'well intentioned and well organised' - if you're well intentioned and well organised... and well informed and well advised... then you can achieve anything!


NCHE (Coleraine West Community Centre) 18/12/2014 - 11:00 - 14:00
Our last meet before Christmas. Bring something to make or an activity which is suitably festive....
HEdNI (Tannaghmore farm and Gardens, Craigavon. Co.Armagh.) 21/12/2014 - 14:30 - 15:30
A Sunday meet-up to include any family members who may not make it to the week-day ones :-) ...
Farm to Fork Tour
NCHE (Tesco, Portstewart) 07/01/2015 - 10:30 - 11:30
Date and time to be confirmed...A chance to see behind the scenes at the supermarket - learn more...
North Down Co-op (Marquis Hall, Bangor) 13/01/2015 - 10:30 - 14:30
All about spiders, anatomy, habitat, prey etc All welcome, the Co-Op charges £5 per family to...
NCHE (Coleraine West Community Centre, Rope Walk, BT52 2LT) 15/01/2015 - 11:00 - 14:00
A workshop by our resident expert, leading us in to all things drama related. From costume, to...