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Free download a quick guide to getting started with homeschooling and unschooling by Beverley Paine The Educating Parent in this excellent Resource Directory

 

Download for FREE this huge collection of links to online Australian homeschool and unschool support groups in this special The Educating Parent Resource Directory by Beverley Paine

 
Plan, record and report all in the one document! Always Learning Books planners available in each year level to suit your homeschooling needs, includes curriculum checklists

Let Beverley and friends help you design and write your own curriculum to suit your child's individual learning needs, learn how to prepare lessons, unit studies and more, record and evaluate your children's learning in this series of 3 parent workbooks developed on Beverley's popular homeschool manual Getting Started with Home School Practical Considerations
Introduction to
Home Education
  National and State
Support Groups
  Yearly Planner, Diary & Report Beverley's Original Home Ed Manual Series of How To
Parent Workbooks

Support Groups: National SA VIC NSW QLD TAS ACT NT
Registration Guides: VIC NSW QLD SA WA TAS ACT NT

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Join Beverley's The Educating Parents Homeschooling and Unschooling Facebook online group.

 

Download ALL 5 of our The Educating Parent 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.

Two of our 5 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
  • Over 500 links to educational providers, services and products

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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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.

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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

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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'.

The Educating Parent acknowledges the Traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Owners, the Custodians of Australia, and pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend that respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people viewing this website.

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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
requirements, however home educating families
are able to develop curriculum and learning programs
to suit the individual needs of their children.

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