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.

Latest News

The Election is on the way

Home education visit to Stormont
As we've all seen on the news the election is on the way and our politicians are gearing up to talk to us about what we care about.   We are working now with the Education Authority to produce guidance on home education which we hope will be both legally accurate and constructive, but there is always the possibility that we may need the support of politicians - individually or as a community - one day in the future. It is always worth educating and informing our MLAs about home education,...

So much happening!

Meet up at An Creagan in the woods
We have seen a real explosion recently in exciting groups, classes and opportunities for home educated children all over Northern Ireland.  From weekly themed meet ups, two swimming classes, drama, ice skating and parkour to museum trips, workshops and living history... and so much more.  Take a look at the events listed here! Home education in Northern Ireland went through a difficult period in 2014 with the release of that ill-conceived draft policy and the worry and distrust...


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Kids In Control (Old Museum, Belfast) 27/02/2017 - 11:00
Start Dates & Times for under 10years Monday 6th Feb 11-12am, over 10 + Monday 9th January 11-...
HEdNI (Anderson Leisure Centre) 27/02/2017 - 12:00
Swimming lessonsSwimming lessons will start back Ages3-7 @ 12-12:30.  Ages 7+ @ 12:30-1 pm...
HEdNI (Templemore Sports Centre, Londonderry ) 28/02/2017 - 11:15
*** this programme is now full but it is hoped that we will be able to accommodate a larger...
HEdNI Kids Book Club (Bangor (organiser's home)) 01/03/2017 - 10:30 - 12:30
Recommended age around 8-14 years. Swallows and Amazon themed activities at organiser's house in...
A snack where the banana and grapes are cut to look like a dolphin
Casual (Bananas Soft Play, Derry) 02/03/2017 - 11:00
Somewhere warm and dry to meet on a Thursday for the kids to play.