Home education is a form of education in which parents take responsibility for their child’s education. They create an inspiring, challenging and social living environment, in which individual learning plays a central role. With this website we hope to provide information to anyone interested in finding out more about home education.
What is home education?
Does home education exist in the Netherlands? Yes! A small group of parents home educate their children. What is home education exactly?
How do you home educate?
A look into the homes of home educators. How do you find a curriculum? What if you yourself are not very good at maths? And how does it work with secondary education?
Who chooses to home educate?
What kind of parents choose to home educate? What reasons do they have for doing so? Is there such a person as a ‘typical home educator’?
How do home educated children learn social skills and deal with their emotions? How do they get their social interactions?
Frequently asked questions
Can anyone home educate or do you need to have a teaching qualification? Is it legal? Is there supervision of the quality of the education? Is it possible to home educate past the age of primary school? How does one home educate? Do home educated children have friends and what does it cost?
Festive opening of website with home education flashmob
On Friday, 22nd November 2013, a large group of home educators surprised the public with a flashmob. Parents and children put on a fantastic and colourful show. The flashmob served as the festive opening of the new website ditisthuisonderwijs.nl. This website has been created by The Netherlands Association for Home Education (NVvTO) to answer many questions concerning home education.