BAHE was originally formed back in 2014 by three parents wanting to organise a regular meetup in the area to provide a space for home educating families to support each other. We began to fundraise and apply for grants in order to give our children the best opportunities in education. BAHE became a registered charity back in 2017, but unfortunately had to close in 2019 owing to difficulties in trustee recruitment.
BAHE CIC (Community Interest Company) was set up in June 2019 by Heather (one of the original founders), and Vicky (one of the previous charity trustees). We are passionate about continuing the provision of educational activities for the local home educating community and look forward to welcoming everyone to our sessions.
Since our beginnings in 2014, we have grown from a fortnightly meetup to a packed weekly timetable, with regular educational trips to theatres, theme parks and residential weekends.
We take the safety of our children very seriously. Our tutors and volunteers are DBS checked as part of our Child Protection Policy, and all of our sessions and venues have a thorough risk assessment (available on request during each session).
We strive to make sure that our sessions are accessible to everyone. We have a high proportion of families affected by disabilities, and welcome requests for Reasonable Adjustments. Please see our Equal Opportunities Policy for more details.