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Can you HE a friend's child/group of children?

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LovingTheRain Tue 16-Jun-09 22:57:54

Wondered what the rules are on HE the child(ren) of friends, or HE a group of children?

TIA for anyone in the know grin

Kayteee Wed 17-Jun-09 08:04:06

As long as you are not being paid you can "baby-sit" for HE friends, iyswim. My HE friends and I regularly "swap" our kids to help out, purely as support. Bit of a grey area but it can be done as long as it's not deemed for financial gain.

I know grandparents who HE the dc as the parent has to work, for example.

LovingTheRain Wed 17-Jun-09 12:05:02

thanks for the info. Am going to look around a few websites for info on HE in my area grin

Mehetabel Thu 18-Jun-09 14:15:37

Home educating a group of children could be more tricky as there are rules concerning the definition of a school. It has been described as a place where children get the major part of their education for more than 15 hours per week, with more than 5 children (not of your own family)or 1 child with special needs (I think that was the wording, but best to check it out). If your group falls within the definition of a school then you become liable to all the regulations concerning running a school, Ofsted inspections etc, so best to avoid that

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