Educational approaches - alternative
Links to projects and organisations representing and informing about alternative educational approaches, including sections on home education, Montessori and Steiner.
Ed Yourself, Home Education Consultancy
The website of Fiona Nicholson who has given evidence to Government Committees on the subject of elective home education and offers support and information on home education practice and policy in England and Wales.
Muddle Puddle Home Education
Resource site for home educators in the UK. For home educators with younger children – lots of info links and articles, resource lists and information.
Alternative Education Resource Organization
The primary hub for educational alternatives around the world – advancing student-driven, learner-centered approaches to education.
Home Education Advisory Service
Dedicated to the provision of advice and practical support for families who wish to educate their children at home – lots of great resources available for members.
Home Education in the UK
Comprehensive personal blog site with lots of info on why and how to home educate – legalities, resources and great links list.
Scotland’s national home education support charity – respected source of independent information for parents, carers and young people thinking about or already home educating.
Home Education UK
Support & info for parents and professionals – legal issues, events, articles, background etc.
Information & resources for home educating families & those considering home education for the first time, including guidance on home education & the law, SEN and disabilities; downloadable fact sheets covering many aspects of HE; and links to local HE groups across the UK.
A2Z Home Schooling
Community website for homeschoolers from preschool, kindergarten, up to and through high school, free online education, lesson ideas, links, articles, books, materials, curriculum & kids area.
“We specialize in the theory and practice of informal education, social pedagogy, lifelong learning, social action, and community learning and development” – exploring education, learning & community.
International Montessori Index
Observing and supporting the natural development of children – this site has lots of info & resources.
The Montessori Education Community
Combined website of The Montessori Foundation, The International Montessori Council and The Montessori Alliance. ‘An independent source of assistance, encouragement, and support for the international Montessori community’ – lots of information & resources, FAQs, Find A School, etc.
Montessori Method – Michael Olaf
Montessori emphasizes learning through all five senses, not just through listening, watching, or reading. Children learn at their own pace according to their own choices. Great site explaining the method.
SWSF Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship
The membership organisation for all the Steiner schools and independent Steiner Early Years settings in the UK and Ireland. All about Steiner schools, info for teachers and parents, school lists & resources.
Too Much Too Soon Campaign
Believe that children in England are starting formal learning too early, that the value of their creative and expressive play is being undermined, and that they are subject to developmentally inappropriate pressures that are damaging to their long-term health and wellbeing. From Save Childhood Movement.