Making learning irresistible

Empowering practitioners, homeschoolers 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. 


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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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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 Teaching resources

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

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Meet Our Head Consultant and Trainer

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 we do at Leading Children.