January 10, 2023
How many hours are children learning in school?
I’m often asked what I consider to be a full-time education so before I answered I wanted to spend some time figuring out what full-time looked like for the kids in my class when I was a teacher and how that compares to my own home educated children’s ...
January 6, 2023
Why Do People Choose to Homeschool?
The most common reasons for parents and carers choosing to homeschool a child are:
- The child’s health issues, particularly mental health issues – for example, anxiety, school phobia, separation anxiety, or depression
- Special educational needs not being met within the school system – for example, dyslexia, autism, or gifted and talented needs
- The ...
January 5, 2023
One of the questions that I hear often is “will homeschooling affect my benefit claims? “
So, I’ve compiled the important bits to help you to figure this complicated system out – bare with me as it may surprise you!
I also recommend that you use the free calculator from EntitledTo or ...
January 4, 2023
Home Education Deregistration Letter
If you want your remove your child from a mainstream school in England, Wales or Northern Ireland then you will need to send a letter of deregistration to the headteacher informing them of your decision to home educate. (In an Special School or in Scotland you must seek permission from the Local ...
January 4, 2023
Although it might seem as if starting school is just a ‘normal’ part of growing up, it doesn’t actually have to be.
Many children start school in the September after they turn four but they don’t actually reach Compulsory School Age until the term after their fifth birthday.
However, there is another option!
So, does my child ...
October 30, 2020
We love bath bombs! However, I don’t like the price of them so we now make our own using this really simple and cheap bath bomb recipe.
The bath bomb recipe we follow uses no unnecessary expensive ingredients and they work beautifully.
The ingredients worked out at around £10 and made around 50 large cupcake sized bath ...
October 26, 2020
Halloween Potion Printable
As a child I remember one of my favourite things about getting the halloween decorations out every year was making our own potion displays.
So, when I found some little cauldrons, I had to create a little potion setup for us to enjoy.