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Always Learning Books is on a short holiday, all orders will be posted on the 5th of August. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Not Back to School DIY Homeschool Starter Pack

Learn how to write your own personalised
curriculum to suit your family's needs.

only $60.00

Each Pack contains a copy of Beverley's best selling do-it-yourself manual
Getting Started with Homeschooling and all 9 of her very popular
Practical Homeschool Booklets
(see details below). Over $70 value!

"Getting Started is very balanced in its approach to homeschooling methods and also covers so many of the areas and questions that I desperately needed to deal with." Joanne

"Beverley's patience, experience, and understanding of both the questions and the answers make her a wonderfully helpful guide to the adventure of helping children learn without school." Wendy Priesnitz, Life Media


Natural Learning and Unschooling Pack

A collection of Beverley's booklets to help you to transition to a
gentler, child-led and self-directed form of home education

from $29

Natural Learning, Natural Learning Answers, Learning Maths Naturally
Learning Naturally Diary A5 ($29) or A4 ($33) format
A Sample Approved Natural Learning Program and Review

(only buy 1 pack: if additional diaries or reports required, select from catalog below)

Select A4 or A5 Diary

"Beverley's lengthy experience in the homeschooling community is legend. Thankfully for all involved she continues to share her deep thinking and acquired wisdom..." Linda Dobson, Parent at the Helm


Download The Educating Parent Resource Directory Beverley Paine's quick guide to getting started with homeschooling and unschooling, including comprehensive list of Australia wide online support groups, blogs and more!

comprehensive guide

Australian Homeschooling Summit Return and Learn Bundle May 2017Australian

Return and Learn
Bundle $89

click here to buy the Australian Homeschooling Summit online conference return and learn bundle with extra bonuses!
AFFILIATE LINK: Beverley Paine, The Educating Parent, receives a percentage from sales of
Australian Homeschooling Summit Return and Learn Bundle

Conference Sessions

Over 25 hours of recorded workshop sessions, including question and answers

  • Designing your own Personalised Homeschool - Kelly George
  • Raising Kids of Strong Character - Belinda Letchford
  • Get out from under the 'Mother Load' and move from Manic to Marvellous - Shannon Young
  • Unschooling : Birth to 5 - Kristy Pillinger
  • But what about University? - Kelly George
  • Nurturing a Love of Literature - Erin Hassett
  • Homeschooling Multiples: Different ages, personalities, and learning styles - Victoria Gregson
  • 100 interviews later: 10 unforgettable lessons I've learned from homeschooling parents - Grace Koelma
  • Natural Learning : Simply Living - Beverley Paine
  • Respectful Parenting - Brett Darnesh
  • Unschooling our Children, Deschooling Ourselves - Beverley Paine
  • Herding Cats - How to Make Homeschool Groups Work - Tamara Kelly
  • Preparing your homeschooled or unschooled teen for university - Allira Caddies

Bonus Workshops

  • Motivating your homeschooled teenager (and yourself) without going crazy - Allira Caddies
  • Breaking Down the Barriers to Balance - Shannon Young
  • An Introduction to Steiner-Inspired Homeschooling - Kirstee Raki
  • Skills for Lifelong Learning - Kelly George

Bonus Downloads

  • Choosing Homeschool Curriculum ebook - Beverley Paine
  • Answering Objections to Homeschooling ebook - Beverley Paine
  • Deschooling Ourselves, Unschooling our Children ebook - Beverley Paine
  • Natural Learning Simply Living ebook - Beverley Paine
  • Natural Education Curriculum Checklist, poster - Beverley Paine
  • 2017 The Educating Parent Resource Directory ebook - Beverley Paine
  • Cheat Sheet Bundle: How to Teach Character when you have a busy Family Life - Belinda Letchford
  • Being Homeschooling with Confidence: your crash-course in homeschooling - Kelly George
  • Issue 7 of Mulberry Magazine - Grace Koelma
  • How to be a Brilliant Researcher - Allira Caddies
  • Teen Research Project #1 Refugees in Australia - Allira Caddies
  • Teen Research Project #2 Domestic Violence Community Educator Project - Allira Caddies
  • Mummy Meltdown Eliminator - Shannon Young
  • Free 'Nurture Your Child's Education Expo' family tickets - Kristy Pillinger
  • Erin's Read Aloud Journal - Erin Hassett
  • 30% off the Balanced Babes Retreat - Shannon Young
  • Home Education Association Membership: 14 months for the price of 12

What people thought about the Summit coming soon!



April Jermey took over the reins of Always Learning Books from hr mother, Beverley Paine, in 2011. A stay-at-home part-time working mum of two young children, April experienced a mix of education, including homeschooling, unschooling, part-time attendance at school, completing her high school certificate at school. She supports the right of families to choose the education that best meets the needs of their children.

Beverley Paine home educated her three children, now all adults, between 1985 and 2004. An active volunteer supporting and promoting education choice for families for over two decades her legacy continues in her books and articles.


"The information you supply is real and generous. Most books do not really explain 'how' as well as you do." Tracy

"I cannot seem to get enough of your writings on the whole home ed subject! You portray a lot of wisdom, knowledge and experience..." Marie

"A fabulous source of information and inspiration. I am very pleased to have some of your titles on my bookshelf... providing me with wonderful, detailed information and resources." Faye

"Whenever I read your writing I always come away with increased confidence in my ability to provide and share a wonderful learning journey with my family. Thank you!"Maaike

"Your guidance, understanding, support and words of wisdom changed our lives." Lesley

"I have been so grateful for the texts I have read from you so far. They have been so helpful as we entered our first year of official home schooling." Sue

"Fantastic reading. I am so inspired...
Your honesty is rare." Tracy


About Home Education

Home education is a legal alternative to school education in Australia. State and territory governments are responsible for regulating home education and have different registration requirements, however homeschooling families are able, and encouraged, to develop curriculum and learning programs to suit the educational and developmental needs of their individual children. For more information visit:

Have a question about home education?

Read Beverley's latest blog post!



About us: When you order, you deal with a real living person who is familiar with the products we sell. This is a small mum and daughter family business, the books we write and sell are based on personal lived experience. We understand our subject, having built empathy and understanding of the needs of home educating families over 30 years of volunteering and advocacy in the homeschooling and unschooling community. Our aim is to encourage you on your home educating journey and to help you find ways to meet your family's educational needs. We wish to empower you as an educating parent and the nature of our books is to build your confidence to help you teach your children: we are not suppliers of fill-in-the-blank curriculum materials for children to complete. Our books give you information of the why and how of home education, what has and will work for you as an educating parent.

Prices are in Australian dollars and subject to change without notice.

Postage (within Australia) is included in the prices of individual items. Please expect between 1-2 weeks for delivery. If your order has not arrived within two weeks please let us know, but please be patient and give Australia Post a chance to deliver, especially if you have ordered in December or near a public holiday when delays are much more likely. Your order will normally be shipped within 2 business days of us receiving it, however we are a small business, run from home, around the busy life that is parenting and home educating three children. We run on a very small profit margin, so will always ship your order in the most economical way, by either Post or Courier. Large orders maybe shipped and marked as separate parcels. Unfortunately, Australia Post is fickle and we regularly see unexpected delays in delivery times, especially during peak post times and public holidays. Also unfortunately, Australia Post no longer offers any kind of compensation for lost orders, so any losses are worn by our already small profit margins. Thank you!

Privacy: At Always Learning Books we do not share, in any way, with any one or third party, your personal information.

Refund Policy: Refunds are available on items returned to us in 'as new condition'. Your return postage costs will not be refunded.

Orders outside of Australia: Please email us before ordering to obtain a quote for shipping rates.

Payment Methods

  • Credit card payments available only through PayPal. Please use the shopping basket provided and complete the transaction as directed. Payments made through PayPal are 100% secure. You do not have to become a PayPal member to make payments to Always Learning Books.
  • Direct Debit Transfer is available upon request.
  • If paying by personal cheque or money order, download and print the Order Form; complete, printing clearly. Do not send cash in the mail.
  • Keep a copy of your order for reference purposes.

More help: If you have any questions about the ordering process only please email us. Questions about home educating your children should be directed to one of Beverley's support groups:

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