Zero to Homeschool

The step-by-step program that teaches you how to craft your ultimate homeschool.

Worried about homeschooling?

Homeschooling can give children an amazing education - and families an amazing life.

But it can be REALLY overwhelming when trying to work out just how, exactly, you're meant to pull off this impressive homeschool ideal. You know it probably won't look much like school - but just what are you meant to do instead?

Does this sound familiar?

You’re overwhelmed with information - Suddenly, you’re in a whole new world where people talk about deschooling, autonomous learning, and someone called Charlotte Mason. They may as well be speaking Russian for all the sense it makes to you.

You're frustrated by conflicting information - You ask for help online, but again, you’re swamped with dozens of opinions. They all contradict each other, so how on earth do you tell who’s right?

You hesitate to buy resources - There’s so much available, how on earth can you choose? Plus, you don’t have unlimited funds, and some of that stuff is expensive-you need to know you’ll get your money’s worth

You wonder how you’ll all get along - All of us, together, all the time? And I have to TEACH them?

Everyone has an opinion - your mum, the media, the mailman - they all seem to be convinced you’ll ruin your children/family/society. You’re pretty sure homeschooling is the best option, but all that criticism is hard to deal with………

You try to copy school, but it's a disaster - you're bored, your children rebel, and you think that you'll never be able to manage to educate your children.

And to top it all off it’s pretty scary knowing that it all rests with you - there’s no teacher or school to shift the blame to if it all falls apart.

Does any/all of that sound too familiar? You don’t have to raise your hand, we’re homeschoolers here - we’re allowed to speak up.

Is it any wonder that you’re thinking that homeschooling is a lot more complicated than it should be, and wondering ‘Where on earth do I START?’

Zero to Homeschool is a comprehensive online program designed to get you homeschooling successfully. Each week we tackle a different area of your homeschool + life. Each week there's readings, videos and other resources that help you learn about an area, work out what you REALLY want to do about it

Learning what you need to do can be easier than actually doing it. But Zero to Homeschool makes it easy to do it! Each week contains tasks and challenges where you'll implement what you've learned. You'll slowly but surely make meaningful changes that improve your homeschool immediately, and that over time will lead you to the homeschooling outcomes you want (and Zero to Homeschool will even show you how to define those outcomes!).

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Finally, you'll ALWAYS have access to the course. You can revisit either any time you feel you need to make improvements or change your approach.

What participants are saying about Zero to Homeschool

Zero to Homeschool provided the perfect framework to analyse what I was currently doing. It provided just the right support for me to discover my own insights that I needed to make the changes that were long overdue. I started the course feeling foggy and clueless about what I needed to change, and left feeling confident and clear about the right direction for my family.

I have a child with special needs and I knew that homeschooling was the best option for her. Zero to Homeschool gave me the confidence and the knowledge I needed to move forward with my decision. Kelly shares honestly, from the heart, her own experience with homeschooling a child with special needs. Her first-hand experience was invaluable to me and worth every cent. Rae Dawson. 

What's included?

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So, what's included here?

Welcome to Zero to Homeschool
4 mins
Your workbook
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ZtH Checklists
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1. Begone, school mind!
Introduction to Deschooling
Deschooling - the what and the why
Helping your children deschool
Activities to include in a deschooling period
Using your school experience to deschool
15 mins
The Deschooling Handbook
1.06 MB
Deschooling workshop recording replay
45 mins
A note about critics
1. Summary + extra resources
2. Know thyself (and thy family)
Why bother? Can't we just start with the 'real' work?
Getting to know yourself
Getting to know your child
A note about special needs
6 mins
Your family culture
8 mins
Your family mission statement or manifesto
10 mins
Now you've learned all of this, forget it
Summary + extra resources
3. Homeschooling styles and resources - let's get started
Introduction to styles and resources
Why get creative?
7 mins
Choosing your big rocks
6 mins
Getting to know your homeschooling style options
5.8 MB
Choosing your starter topics
Choosing your resources
Replay of Live Resources Workshop
47 mins
Summary + extra resources
4. Failure to plan is planning to fail
Introduction to Planning
An argument for flexible planning
6 mins
Homeschool scheduling options
Working backwards - planning your year
How to plan resources and activities
Weekly planning
Your daily rhythm
8 mins
A final note
Your halfway survey
4. Summary + extra resources
5. Your homeschool learning environment + atmosphere
Introduction to learning environments
How important is your environment?
6 mins
The concept of learning areas
Designing your homeschool learning areas
Education is an atmosphere
7 mins
Supporting your child's interests - ALL of them
Protecting and valuing your time
Reducing distractions in your home
Summary + extra resources
6. Juggling homelife + homeschooling
Introduction to homelife
Getting it ALL done
7 mins
Using your childhood experiences to inform your own parenting
5 mins
Keeping abreast of the mess
Reducing decision fatigue
6 mins
Looking after yourself
6. Summary + extra resources
7. Yes, homeschoolers are socialised
Introduction to socialisation
Socialisation - what is it?
5 mins
Joining a homeschooling group
Getting what you need from a group
6 steps to starting and maintaining a homeschool group
Nurturing your child's friendships
7. Summary + extra resources
8. Reviewing and assessing to keep your homeschool fresh
Introduction to homeschool review + assessment
Why record and review?
8 mins
Homeschool record keeping
Helping your children to keep records
Reviewing your homeschool
Dealing with homeschool burnout
Creating homeschool celebrations
8. ​Summary + extra resources
2 mins
Your BONUS resources
Workshop - How to Make Homeschool Groups Work
(1h 12m 25s)
Workshop - Low-Tech Homeschooling
(1h 14m 04s)
Workshop - Dealing with Homeschool Work Refusal
(1h 00m 33s)

Welcome! I'm Kelly, I love homeschooling, and I want to help you to love it too.

I'm passionate about helping you to craft your ultimate homeschool. 

One that is fun and interesting, that gets the whole family excited about education.

One that supports deep, context-based learning and creates the habits and skills necessary for lifelong self-directed education.

One that strengthens family bonds and leaves you all feeling totally in love with each other.

Ready to get started?


How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as it's available. You can revisit it whenever you need to shake up your homeschool. PLUS you'll also have full access to all future upgrades and updates, plus workshops and other bonuses. Zero to Homeschool is only going to get more comprehensive (and expensive), so now is a great time to jump in.

Is this course aimed at a particular age group?

No. The framework and methods taught and used can be used for any age child, and for families with children of many different ages. We drill down to the core requirements for success, and build on them. 

Who is Zero to Homeschool for?

Zero to Homeschool is right for you if you're new to homeschooling, and want to start on the right foot. You don't want to spend endless hours using trial and error and random information to find out what suits you, you just want to cut the overwhelm and get straight to the good stuff. It will also suit you if you're already homeschooling, but you feel that it's not working. You and your children are bored, they're rebelling, and you know there must be a better way to do this - but you're not quite sure what it is.

Will you help me write a plan for legal approval to homeschool?

As Zero to Homeschool is offered worldwide, and every country and state seems to have different regulations and requirements, it’s impossible to design a framework which will gain everyone registration. However, the plan and activities you develop will form a great core to any application. I suggest that if you need to register you keep a copy of your requirements close at hand, and work through the course with them in mind.

Who is Zero to Homeschool NOT for?

Zero to Homeschool is probably NOT right for you if you're happy with your homeschool. Well done, and carry on! Also, if you really like the idea of complete curriculums, strict schedules, and a school-like homeschool, it won't be for you. We go beyond the limitations of school to craft a true, holistic education.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

Hopefully, that isn't a possibility! However, I'm so confident that you'll love Zero to Homeschool that if you're not happy with it I'll give you a no-questions-asked, 100% refund if you contact me in the first 14 days. You can't lose.

When does the course start and finish?

Zero to Homeschool is entirely self-paced. You can start as soon as you register and work through it at your own speed. But it never actually finishes. See below!

Is Zero to Homeschool presented from a religious viewpoint?

No, the course itself is totally secular. You’ll be designing and implementing your own personalised homeschool, and religious beliefs are an individual part of that. However, Zero to Homeschool will allow you to incorporate your beliefs in the way you prefer. If you want to include Bible study in your morning routine, or if you want to spend Ramadan focusing on charity and contemplation, you'll learn the tools you need to work that into your routine.