Parents are the primary educators of their children.
From birth, a baby experiences reality through the care given by his parents. As time goes on, he comes to understand more about the world around him in the home that nurtures him as he learns to speak his first words and begins to discover that the world is a vast place. His most natural response to observations will be to question his parents about what he discovers. The child evaluates his experiences and knowledge through the lens of his family. Therefore, it is easy to see how parents are the primary educators.
The role of the parents as primary educators, however, should not minimize as a growing child learns more independently. It is sad that any parents simply do not understand the true nature of their responsibility to act as the primary educators of their children. The problem is that most teachers see themselves as the real primary educators. But teachers are motivated by a sense of duty while parents are motivated by love.
Therefore, it makes sense for parents to continue their role as educators by choosing home education. Let’s say when a random child acts out in a classroom, the teacher seeks to make the disruption stop, even to the point of removing that child; when a parent’s own child acts out at home, the parent seeks to determine the cause of the problem and remove the problem, not remove the child. No one can know any given child to a greater degree than that child’s parent, no one will love a child more than that child’s parent, and no one can be a better teacher for a child than that child’s parent.
For home schooling UK, legally, a mum do not need to have any teaching qualifications to home educate her child.