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Julienoshoes Mon 25-Feb-08 18:29:23

We keep posting this information, so I thought I'd make a topic that we can bump up when it falls down the list (but not every half hour, please).

If you join Education Otherwise (£25pa), you will receive a national contact list, divided by county. On the web they have lists of:
- local groups
- Internet lists

Home Education UK has similar but not identical information:
- local groups
- Internet lists

EHEers here will provide advice but these threads often get hijacked. We recommend that you try to meet local EHEers. They know about meetings in your area and can give more specific advice on your LA. They will also help you to see that EHEers are normal people doing their best, for their kids, just like you. You'll also see that people are successfully EHEing kids right across the range from SEN to prodigy and with all sorts or issues.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Feb-13 22:22:10

HI there
Let us know if you'd like us to remove your post SalisburyMum2

SDeuchars Mon 04-Feb-13 19:35:47

Salisburymum2, I've just reported your post as you have given your email address. The usual thing is to ask people to PM you, in order to keep some privacy.

There are definitely groups in Salisbury.

Salisburymum2 Mon 04-Feb-13 11:31:25

Hi, to Remind me, I'm in Salisbury and also want to find a home education group. Did you have any luck finding a group in town? I'm not too sure about how these postings work. But if you do see this, could you please e-mail me at Thanks so much

Butterpie Mon 24-May-10 16:49:01

I'm in the North East (washington) but also spend time in the North West (preston) with a three yo and a six month old. Is anyone on her from round me (either NE or NW)

NotEnoughSleep Fri 21-May-10 21:37:34

Hi, have looked on EO etc and can't find a HE group in Chester. Is there anyone in Chester home educating? Would love to chat if there is...

julienoshoes Fri 21-May-10 13:17:42

There seems to be a lot of new people about, who are thinking of home educating.
I'm dashing out now but bumping this and other hopefully useful threads

julienoshoes Mon 09-Nov-09 06:21:48

at some point I'll redo this thread so the information is more concise......but until life slows down a little, this one will have to do.

julienoshoes Thu 08-Oct-09 18:23:41

bump again for newbies to home ed

julienoshoes Wed 16-Sep-09 09:53:52

bumping for thesunshinesbrightly and lovingtherain and anyone else new to home ed who may find it useful.

clairemaeve Fri 04-Sep-09 14:47:27

Is anyone in the Ealing area or know of any groups etc, am considering home education for my 5yr old but it would be a huge benefit if I knew she could still socialise with her age group.

julienoshoes Mon 31-Aug-09 19:19:05

Bump for CheesedOfsted

julienoshoes Sun 30-Aug-09 12:49:39

bump for newbies

julienoshoes Mon 03-Aug-09 10:10:44

bumping for AramiteCane and any other newbies interested in HE

julienoshoes Thu 30-Jul-09 08:11:32

bumping up useful threads

julienoshoes Thu 09-Jul-09 14:36:35


julienoshoes Wed 03-Jun-09 19:44:44

bumping for queenrollo

julienoshoes Tue 26-May-09 16:38:16


Gizzie121 Wed 29-Apr-09 19:55:06

Grumblestiltskin, I live in Enfield if you want to contact me.


beanpip Tue 28-Apr-09 11:19:16

Just a quick note to let you know a couple of us have started a new social network on Ning for UK Home Educators... ... and we'd love you all to join us!

We felt there was a desperate need for home-educators to be able to get together and socialise in a friendly, private, yet inclusive environment. On this network we hope that people will be able to make friends, either in their local area or anywhere they're interested in, and organise meet-ups relevent to their family's needs.

The group is private, so non-members will not be able to view or participate in any way.

Hope to see you there!

julienoshoes Mon 27-Apr-09 11:40:30

I will get round to updating this thread, but in the meantime am bumping for TerrieB and other new to home ed families

julienoshoes Wed 22-Apr-09 07:01:58

Have you tried asking that question on the HELM email support list which covers the whole of the West Mids hordergirl?

hordergirl Mon 20-Apr-09 23:35:55

I'm looking for HE groups/HEers from Cannock B'hills area-I have 3 boys 6, nearly 4 and 1. HI Heartsmum2jamie you're from the same neck of the woods and have boys-did you have any luck finding local groups? I know the nearest I've found is SUtton but it'd be great to have something closer.

julienoshoes Thu 26-Mar-09 19:20:36

No. I am in the West Midlands but and am on the East Mids HE list to keep in touch and answer any queries about the West Mids for the occasional locals who turn up there.
So when you join I'll 'see' you there.

I do also met with some of the Derby lot when we go to home ed camps and gatherings-especially 'Peak Camp' which is right in that corner of the world, and that's how I know what a friendly bunch they all are.

There really are an increasing number of people who home educate their children because of SEN.
I know you'll find lots of encouragement on the HE-Special Needs support list.
That page has a blog, where folks have posted a month in the life of, describing how home ed works for their families with children who have SEN, I am 'Ann from Worcestershire' there.

There is also a book written for families who home educate children who are on the Autistic Spectrum Home Educating our Autistic Spectrum Children :Paths are made by walking Edited by Terri Dowty and Kit Cowlishaw.
Now whilst this may not be your child's SEN, it could be insightful never the less.

Product Description
Mainstream educational provision for children on the autistic spectrum can be inadequate or inappropriate. An increasing number of parents dissatisfied with the education system are looking elsewhere for an approach that will suit their children's needs. In "Home Educating Our Autistic Spectrum Children", parents who have chosen to home educate their children with autism or Asperger's syndrome candidly relate their experiences: how they reached the decision to educate at home, how they set about the task, and how it has affected their lives. Following these personal accounts, the final chapters offer practical advice on getting started with home education, legal advice from an expert in education law, and contact details of support organisations

You should be able to get it from the library.

Hope that helps

twoisplenty Thu 26-Mar-09 09:24:11

Thank you so much julienoshoes, I have been struggling to find anything to do with SEN and home ed. I shall look into it. Much appreciated. Are you in the Derby area?

julienoshoes Wed 25-Mar-09 15:45:14

Oh yes
Plenty of us home educate children with SEN.
I know a few who home educate children with physical disabilities.

There is a website for families who home educate children with SEN and they have an email support group I can't rate that group highly enough. You'll get advice and encouragement from the real experts, the families who are actually doing it.

There are home educators in and around Derby, they have quite an active friendly group, you can find out more from the East Midlands Home Education Support group

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