Useful Links


HE Dispelling the Myths leaflet – This leaflet may be of use to you if you or someone you know is just starting out on their home educating journey.  It’s also great for giving to any friends or relatives who might have expressed worries about socialisation etc.  It is a double-sided A4 print-out which aims to alleviate concerns about some of the most common myths surrounding home education.


Facebook groups:

Home Education Support in Cambridgeshire

Home Education – Cambridge

Cambridge Home School

Home Education in Peterborough

Ely Home Education Starting Point – 

Learning Begins in Wonder

Home Ed Biggleswade, Gamlingay, Sandy, St Neots & Surrounding Villages –

Home Education UK –

(Please note that these are closed groups and you may be required to confirm that you are home educating in order to join).


Yahoo Groups

CHEF (Cambridge Home Educating Families) –

Youngest CHEF (aimed at 5’s and under) –

Cambridge Conversations –

Ely Meet Up –

East Anglian Home Ed Network –


Other Websites

Education Otherwise – A site site providing information and resources for home educating families and those considering home education for the first time, including guidance on home education and the law, SEN and disabilities; downloadable fact sheets covering many aspects of HE; and links to local HE groups across the UK.  Education Otherwise may also be able to help with finding out about other activities run in the Cambridgeshire area.  You can contact Flora Favero, an Education Otherwise local officer, by emailing

Education Choice – Educational Choices in Cambridge including home education.

Ed Yourself – Home education consultancy.  The work of Fiona Nicholson.  Fiona has given evidence to Government Committees on the subject of elective home education and can provide you with a clear up-to-date analysis of the key areas of elective home education practice and policy in England and Wales.

Home Education UK – Lots of legal advice and support for home educators in the UK as well as link to useful resources, events, philosophies and much more.  There is also a great list of famous people who were home educated.

CHEF – Cambridge Home Educating Families, a parent/carer run organisation which supports, promotes and facilitates home education in the city of Cambridge and surrounding villages.

Simply Learning Tuition – Private tuition as well as advice on university applications.

Education Outside School – A home education magazine.

Sharing a Love of Life – Information on the Montessori approach.

Home Ed Biz Network – A network that aims to connect members of the home education community who are self employed or considering self employment.

Small Business Ideas – A list of potential business ideas for any parent who is considering self-employment.