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2018 Resource Directories for FREE!
For two years we've produced one comprehensive directory but it had grown too large and responding to feedback from you, our loyal readers, we've split our Resource Directory into five separate directories, each with their own special purpose, packed with useful information to help you get started with home educating your children.
Our five5 Directories are updated regularly with current links to government agencies, educational resources and providers and home educating support groups.
Introduction to Home Education
Let Beverley help to demystify home educating with her 'quick guide' which explains what homeschooling and unschooling are, how to get started, withdraw your children from school and navigate the application and registration and review processes. You'll be accessing this Directory over and again as a home educating parent!
- Homeschooling and Unschooling Defined - a succinct and useful explanation of what home education actually is...
- A Quick Guide to Getting Started with Home Education - gleaned from this website, summarising Beverley's invaluable experience picked up from over 3o years of helping families home educate their children
- State and Territory Registration Information
- An Outline of a Typical Educating Day - an example of what home education can look like (it doesn't have to look like school!)
- Links to Curriculum Resources
- List of Educational Competitions your children can access to help them learn
- Distance Education Schools & Colleges for those of us with one foot in the classroom door and the other firmly planted in the home learning environment
Australian Support Groups
Get in touch with local home educators fast, or start your own group and email Beverley to add it to this Directory. Added to and updated regularly.
- links to 100s of Home Ed Support Groups in every State and Territory across Australia
- Quick links to educational and curriculum resources
Australian Homeschooling and Unschooling Blogs
With links to over 80 Australian awecome Homeschooling and Unschooling Blogs - stories for you to follow, encourage and reassure you!
Includes quick links to educational and curriculum resources.
If you write about your home educating journey (blog or Facebook page) and want it listed in our Directory, email Beverley today.
Home Educating Families in Business
Our Home Educators Business Directory help connect home educating families with other home educating families who are running their own businesses - let's support each other! Organised in two sections - the first in business categories, followed by state by state listings.
Email today to have your business included - listing for home educating families is FREE. Your business can be anything - from plumbing, photography or pet grooming - it doesn't need to be related to education!
The BIG List of Home Educating Books
Beverley has been compiling this list for over 2 decades and it keeps growing! There are hundreds of books about home education, how to home educate, different approaches to home educating, etc. This a reading list that will keep you reading for decades and provide all you ever wanted to know about helping your children learn without school!
If you are an author or have a favourite home ed book not yet listed, email Beverley with the details to have it included today.
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Beverley Paine with her children, and their home educated children, relaxing at home.
Together with the support of my family, my aim is to help parents educate their children in stress-free, nurturing environments. In addition to building and maintaing this website, I continue to create and manage local and national home educating networks, help to organise conferences and camps, as well as write for, edit and produce newsletters, resource directories and magazines. I am an active supporter of national, state, regional and local home education groups.
"You've been an inspiration to me, I love the way
you really listen to people." Vanessa
"Whenever I read your writing I always come away
with increased confidence in my ability to provide and
share a wonderful learning journey with my family!" Davina
"Your guidance, understanding, support and words of
wisdom changed our lives. We now offer support and
organise many homeschooling events for others." Lesley
"Thank you once again for your prompt and friendly service.
I am convinced that your books are going to add
quality and peace of mind to my journey of teaching my kids
at home! Just from studying your website, until almost
in the morning, I 've been encouraged!" Louisa
"Thank you for all your many,many reassuring words
over many, many years. You probably don't know exactly how
valuable you are to the Australian Home Education community.
I've been reading your stuff for maybe 8 years or more now.
And I'm very grateful." Gythaa
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Welcome to the
World of Home Education and
Learning without School!
We began educating our children in 1985, when our eldest was five. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn since they were born. I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. We hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was! Beverley Paine
The information on this website is of
a general nature only and is not intended
as personal or professional advice.
This site merges and incorporates 'Homeschool Australia' and 'Unschool Australia'.
"Your guidance, understanding, support & words of wisdom changed our lives." Leslie
"I feel specially inspired by Beverley's words and, the more I read her comments, the more inspired I feel, since
my need for support, respect for different parenting styles, and information are fully met." Marijo
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Home education is a legal alternative
to school education in Australia.
State and Territory governments are responsible
for regulating home education and have different
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