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Welcome to Inspired Children Ltd

Inspired Children was started in 2011 by Ben and Karen Kingston-Hughes to provide training, support and consultancy for anyone working with children of any age. We now work across the UK delivering unique and exceptional training for nurseries, schools, local authorities, out of school provision and for national charities. Our Play team works across the UK delivering positive play sessions for vulnerable children. We became a limited company in 2017 entering a whole new phase of our company. We have appeared on ITV and Channel 4 and have been finalist for and winner of several national awards.


“Definitely the most informative and enjoyable training course I have ever attended.”


Ben Kingston-Hughes, the director of Inspired Children Ltd, has over 30 years experience working with children in a variety of different settings. He is the winner of the 2019 National Playwork Awards Training Award and finalist for the Nursery World Trainer of the Year. He has spoken and delivered papers at National, Regional and International Conferences including Nursery World and the International Play Association. He has written several strategies for Local authorities and his training has gained widespread acclaim for inspiring learners to improve outcomes for children. He has recently been seen on Channel 4 delivering sessions for children.


“Wonderful, inspiring, fun and informative, thank you.”


All of our trainers are passionate, knowledgeable and actually work with children. They share Inspired Children’s commitment to improving outcomes for children through inspirational delivery and innovative approaches to training.


“Training was really informative and relevant, ideas given were brilliant. Knowledgeable and experienced trainer. Invaluable course.”


Inspired Children Training is unlike any other training available. Sessions are entertaining and thought provoking with no “death by Powerpoint” or pointless filler sections.  Each course is taught by the person who wrote that course and each trainer has extensive experience working with children. There are other good training companies out there but few, if any, can provide the rewarding training experience and inspirational delivery that are the cornerstones of every session delivered by Inspired. Few can match the level of practical experience and innovative approach repeatedly demonstrated by Inspired Children. Frontline workers, parents, managers, senior Local Authority Officers, Lunchtime Supervisors, teachers and Headteachers have all been inspired, challenged and have improved their practice as a direct result of training sessions and workshops delivered by Inspired.


“An amazing course that everyone who works with or has children should be made to attend.”


Inspired Children has demonstrated incredible flexibility in addressing issues specific to each setting or organisation and tailoring and adapting training to meet individual needs. Consequently each session is a unique experience unlike any training experienced before. If you don’t see what you need in the service directory Inspired will create training to address exactly the issues you are concerned about. Contact us to see how we can help you to improve outcomes for children and young people in your setting.


“Absolutely the most inspiring course I have ever been on. Fabulous!”


Call 0116 4030066 or email info@inspiredchildren.org.uk to see how we can inspire your staff team and improve outcomes for children.



Ben Kingston-Hughes Managing Director

Karen Kingston-Hughes

Business Manager

Vanessa Pound

Play Team

Faye Harvey

Play Team

Laura Proffitt

Play Team

Inspired Training Directory September 2019.pdf

Diana Lawton

Senior Training Consultant