Making Learning Irresistible

Empowering practitioners, teachers and parents to develop high-quality teaching and learning

  • Over 30 years of experience in children’s education
  • Dedicated to high-quality teaching and learning
  • Open-ended learning resources
  • Inspiring in-service training
  • Impactful professional consultancy
  • Vibrant training base

Whether you’re a teacher or other practitioner looking to help your pupils to excel, or a parent wanting to give your child the very best start in their learning, Leading Children is here to offer you the tools to make it happen.

Training & Workshops

Transformative in-service training for teachers, middle leaders, SLT, NQTs, and other practitioners from Early Years through to Key Stage 4. Our training is provided in-setting, online or hosted at our vibrant training base in Bradford, Yorkshire.

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Flexible Delivery Options

Training in Bradford

Teachers and practitioners e are welcome on our courses. See available dates...

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Live Online

Join Rachel Jacobs for live online workshops all of which are maximum of 2 hours and will be interactive.

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Customised Training

Bespoke training and workshops are delivered from our training venue in Bradford, held on a date and time to suit you.

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Learn when it is convenient for you. Choose our recorded webinars for your CPD.



We offer a comprehensive range of bespoke consultancy services for your setting. Delivered in a professional and encouraging manner, we are passionate about having an effective and immediate impact.

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We only sell high-quality, open-ended resources that will enable children to attain the highest levels of development through play. Passive toys with pre-recorded responses and movie spin-offs limit children’s imagination and cap higher-order thinking skills.

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Leading Trainer & Advisor:

Rachel Jacobs brings 30 years of experience as a former teacher, deputy head, university lecturer, education consultant and mum of 3. She has a deep understanding of the holistic nature of child development, school curricula, high-quality teaching and developmentally appropriate learning. It is her passion for “making learning irresistible” and supporting hard-working practitioners and parents that drives every aspect of what she does at Leading Children.

Resource Hub

Take a look here for news, ideas and inspiration. You will find a wealth of resources, including Blogs, Teacher Guides, Links and Films.

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