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How schools in Finland differ from Britain.

The UK education system could learn a lot from countries like Finland where children learn through play, and 'formal' schooling doesn't begin until the age of 7 (unlike the UK, where they can start school at barely 4, even though the actual CSA (compulsory school age) is 5). The English CSA system was introduced in 1870 to get women back into work quicker (rather than based on any educational benefit...

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"Breaking Barriers: The Rise of Home Education for Autistic Children"

"Breaking Barriers: The Rise in Home Education for Autistic Children"

Did you know that autistic pupils are facing barriers to their fundamental right to education? A leading charity has sounded the alarm, revealing a shocking 166% increase in the number of autistic children persistently absent from school over the past four years.

Let’s delve into the numbers. In England alone, over a quarter of autistic children – that's roughly 51,000 out of...

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Our home education setup.

Home ed / homeschooling setup. Do you have a unique space or designated area just for home education? We don't; our whole house is our 'home-ed space'. Browsing social media and home education blogs can make us feel that our own home-ed lives are lacking by comparison - but much of it is nonsense and social media 'gloss' as we all know. Posts at the start of each school term (if you even...

"The Home Ed Daily" home education website being viewed on a tablet

🧡Let's build a thriving home ed website together🧡

👋🏼 This is an invitation to submit your own personal content to a new website ‘The Home Ed Daily’. I would love your stories and articles - on any aspects of home ed. It is a site for and written by home educators. I sincerely hope that the information and many online resources I’ve linked to there, are helpful to our HE community. I’d like the site to debunk some misconceptions about home ed...

Sasha Jackson - Editor of The Home Ed Daily

Here's a little about me, The Home Ed Daily's founder and editor.

I'm Sasha , founder and editor of The Home Ed Daily .

I'm a home-educating mother of three, and I run meet-ups and manage multiple home-ed groups in Devon. I envisioned establishing an online platform where all home educators could share their knowledge. I aim for this site to offer valuable links to information and online resources that support everyone in the home education...

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Debunking home ed myths: Aren't you stuck at home all day?

During the Covid-19 lockdowns (as a parent who had opted to home educate), I faced some perplexing insinuations from other parents whose children attended traditional schools. Their assumption? That I, as a home ed parent, must have been accustomed to being holed up at home day in and day out. The audacity of this presumption grated on my nerves. I wanted to shake my head in disbelief. In...

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Debunking home ed myths: How do your children socialise?

In education, one persistent myth reigns supreme: the notion that home-educated children lack social opportunities. It's a tired narrative that continues to surface repeatedly, evoking a collective sigh from those in the know. But here's the truth: it's not about the quantity of social interactions; it's the quality and diversity that genuinely matter. Consider this: school, in essence,...

Can't decide whether to home educate?

Can't decide whether to home educate?

Can't decide whether to home ed? If you're seriously considering it, you probably already feel it is the right path for your family. Also, didn't you realise that you home educate now… You provide all the essentials for nurturing and educating a small human. Unconditional love, respect, everyday life skills, answering all those questions, reading to them, chatting and listening, going out and...

Home education - is it expensive?

Home education - is it expensive?

Can you home educate on a budget?

Home ed doesn't have to cost lots of money. It can be tailored to suit your budget and means. You don't need to employ tutors, and you don't need to buy expensive subscriptions and resources. The one exception would be sitting exams, as you do have to pay for these yourself. The costs certainly add up with school (my eldest attended school), multiple sets of...

The freedom of home education: a flexible approach to learning.

The freedom of home education: a flexible approach to learning.

In today's ever-changing educational landscape, home education has become a practical choice for parents looking for a flexible and personalised approach to their children's learning journey. As they explore home ed, families discover the joys of bespoke education and self-directed learning. The shift away from the traditional school environment has liberated families from the daily grind of...

home education vs homeschooling

Home Education vs Homeschooling

So, what's the difference between home education and homeschooling?

When it comes to educating our children outside of the traditional school system, terminology matters more than you might think. In the UK, the preferred term is ‘ home education ’. It's used when parents or caregivers take the reins of their child's learning journey, customising it to suit their unique interests and learning...

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