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

Creative writing - telling stories

Some of our members recently started to get together for creative writing and story telling sessions.  The organiser has has detailed their sessions together below!  A very exciting opportunity for our young people to find new ways to express themselves.  “We recently had another great Telling Stories – Creative ‘Writing’ and Storytelling session. Our theme was characterisation and also a little bit about the process of ‘show, don’t tell’ – which is part of the theme for our...


This week, eight home educating families went rockpooling with staff from the Seascope Marine Research Centre. We were the only people on the beach, and had fun combing the rock pools for creatures.   Among the group’s finds were plenty of crabs and sea snails, some starfish and the odd ‘butter fish’.  The weather held out, and we had a great time exploring, sharing and learning together until the tide returned.   We are looking forward to partnering with the Seascope Marine...