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Home Education Groups

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Even though everyone's Home Ed journey is different it's great to get out in the community and meet up with other Home Edders. It gives us mums the opportunity to give each other ideas and find out about events and allows the children to socialise.

When I first started home educating years ago there were not that many of us around and not many people had even heard of Home Education back then. I first registered with Education Otherwise which gives you access to a national contact list, divided by county of local groups. I also signed up with the West Yorkshire Home Education Yahoo group where Home Educators frequently post events. Facebook also has many Home Ed groups and there are many Whatsapp groups to join too.

Some Home educators plan visits and workshops to various places so it's worth being on groups to look out for these educational opportunities.

Last week I booked an Art Workshop for 20 Home ed children and their parents. The theme was 'Animals' using re…

Do our Home Ed days always go to plan?

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I have learnt over the years not to plan their home ed days weeks in advance as things could change during that time and new topics of interest could arise but we always have those days when things just don't work out or myself/the children aren't feeling too well which is fine, and that's one of the many blessings of Home ed! Plus they are your own children so you don't need to bog yourself down with lots of lesson plans which they need in schools to keep track of the 30+  children in the class.
But in the early days this used to absolutely devastate me and I thought that surely they hadn't learnt a single thing that day and that they would've learnt so much more had they been in school.
I soon learnt to look back at the day's events and had to remind myself that this is not 'School at home' and things do not have to be set in stone. I also had to remind myself about the reason I started this journey in the first place which was to allow my childre…