BAHE was formed 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. We know that many home educating families are reliant on single incomes, and receive little or no financial support from the government towards their child(ren)’s education. So we try to ensure that everything we do is at minimal cost to make it accessible.
We have a hard working committee of volunteers who help organise and fundraise for our regular sessions. Sometimes these are led by experts, and sometimes they are led by parent volunteers in order to keep our costs low.
We encourage our family members to organise one-off events, such as theatre or museum trips, and are often able to offer them at subsidised rates to our members.
Since forming in 2014, we have managed to grow from one regular meetup to a whole variety of regular sessions, covering a wide range of subjects. We have also organised lots of trips, including trips to the UCLAN Young Scientist Centre, The Octagon Theatre, and Gulliver’s World. To find out more, please visit our What’s On page.
We have worked hard with Bolton Council to achieve the Bolton Mark, which recognises that our organisation is safe, friendly and effective. In particular, all of our session leaders are DBS checked, and we have an equality policy ensuring that all our sessions are accessible to all. If you would like more information, please contact us.
If at any point, you feel uncomfortable within a session, please speak to the leader if you feel able to, and we will do our best to make it right. If you would like to make a formal complaint, please see our complaints policy.