Homegrown Sonshine is a London based home education consultancy dedicated to helping parents new to home education navigate and craft their unique home learning journeys, with confidence, peace and ease.
As an education consultancy, we offer guidance, training, coaching as well create inspiring and high-quality content and resources to inspire and equip parents to cultivate lifegiving and well-rounded learning cultures at home. Our resources offer meaningful and wholesome education for a child’s heart and mind.
Here you will find our latest resources which includes a list of free topical guides to help parents who have suddenly found themselves home educating due to COVID 19 pandemic.
As a speaker and home education coach, our founder, Alberta Stevens, offers engaging talks and bespoke coaching for women trying to combine work and motherhood.
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is not education at all.”
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Who doesn’t love a good dose of beautiful, kind or soul stirring words? I love them even more when woven together in rhyme and metre echoing thoughts and longings I have never been able to articulate. This is why poetry is such as essential part of our home education.
About this time 2 years ago, I was right where you are now. Nervous and self-doubting as I contemplated the idea of taking my son out of school.
The idea of home education was foreign to me or anyone close I knew. However, as my confident son’s joy and self-esteem began to visibly diminished, I could no longer hide behind mantras of grit and resilience to rationalise my deep fear of losing my social status. I had to pay attention to his mental health and general well being.
2 years on, I still maintain taking the plunge was the bravest thing I’d ever done. I’m a better woman and mother for it. Above all, my son is thriving in every way.
Our story: our mission to bring cultural diversity to a mainly Western Liberal Arts Christian home education context
Anyone can home educate… I mean anyone! All you really need is the ability to read and take notes. You don’t need the patience of a saint, nor do you need to pay a host of expensive tutors – virtual or otherwise. Just being a loving parent who wants what is best for your child qualifies you to facilitate their learning! The internet is brimming with information and resources to fill and stimulate the minds of you and your children! Worry not, dear parents!
I started home educating my one and only ever-so-engaging, funny, creative, parkour and skateboard loving 9-year-old Sonshine, seven months ago. So far, my only regret is not starting sooner. We are a small family surrounded by a big love circle, in a fairly quaint part of West London. Fun fact: we once lived and worked in Qatar for a long stretch.
Springtime is, hands down, my favourite time of year. It’s symbolism of new beginnings, the burst of colours and crisp, fresh air fill me with much hope. To me, nothing sings spring is here better than when the cherry blossoms come out to play. My heart literally throws a party of its own.
Yesterday, we ventured into a territory I’ve been holding back on for a while. Physics and Chemistry are foreign languages to me. As soon as I could help it, age 13 to be precise, I streamed into Liberal Arts so I’d never have to study them again.
You would not believe it if I told you but Sonshine and I are now time-travellers. In the last four months we’ve travelled 5,000 years from Ancient Sumer to Medieval Britain.
We’ve been raising caterpillars and butterflies for the past three weeks. We’ve become experts on Painted Lady Butterflies, and have read about, drawn, modelled and recently watched a fantastic @curiositysteam documentary on their migration from Morocco to Europe.
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