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

Musgrave vegetable garden

Our weekly meet at Musgrave Sensory garden has begun again. Our vegetable bed has been sown with peas, carrots, pumpkins, leeks, strawberries, red currents, blueberries and potatoes over the last few weeks. An activity that parents and children enjoy doing together. The idea being...you reap what you sow. The inconspicuous water tap next to the allotment has been a source of many fun water fights.  Just up the pathway is the beautiful musgrave sensory garden that boasts of a fantastic sand...

Our visit to the Wastewater Heritage Centre

HEdNI Kids at the Wastewater Heritage Centre
Today we visited the Wastewater Heritage Centre in Belfast. This is owned by NI Water. First, we learnt about the sewage systems of the past.  The toilets in Roman times were quite hygienic as they had water running under them. It was not all good though, as the sewage ran into a river and polluted it, spreading diseases such as cholera. The Medieval times were a bit better. If you were rich you had private toilets and the sewage plopped into a moat. The waste was then shovelled out of the...