Information and support for all Home Educators in the UK
Advice from Home Educators
"Deschool, if your child has been in school. Listen to your child. Don't panic on the bad days. Enjoy it on the good days. It is such a precious time and such a privilege to be with your children so much. If I had my time again I would have home educated from the beginning. (You are required to provide a suitable education from the first day of home ed, deschooling means getting the school system out of your head, it means home educating whilst learning not to be like school)."
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Read our FAQ and the legal stuff. Knowing your rights is VERY important.
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A childminder can not be legally responsible for providing home education for your child, however, it is acceptable for them to oversee 'homework'.
We are a registered Childminder setting with assistants, rated Outstanding by Ofsted (June 2018) We welcome children from 9 months to 12 years into our spacious home from home environment. We will be home educating our own son from September.
I home-educate my 5 year old daughter and also have other children who are schooled (ages 13,15,17). I am Ofsted registered and have taught Science, Biology and Psychology at Culcheth High School, ages 11-18.