I personally feel that children start formal education too soon in this country. Yes reception is currently play based but this is seemingly changing what with the changes to the National Curriculum, the much opposed baseline testing when most children in the class will be just 4 years old(not even of legal school age)makes me feel very uncomfortable.
I also love the flexibility we currently have, we can head out to the park or to a museum on a Tuesday afternoon if we feel like it, we can head off somewhere for a couple of nights without worrying about missing anything at nursery or fines from the school.
I guess to sum it up, home education simply feels like a natural progression for our family. The plan is to be flexible, if we feel at any point that school would be a better option then so be it. From lots of reading I have found that once your child is in the system it is harder to take them out of it so we have chosen to try home education first.
I would love to hear why other people have chosen(or not chosen) to home educate. Feel free to comment here or email me at theygrowsoquick @gmail.com