Hi, I’m Esther Jones, writer, editor, speaker, childbirth educator, mindfulness teacher and lifelong learner.

Welcome to A Place on a Hill, where I share my thoughts and observations about life and learning with my three children, D (16), E (14) and C (9).

For many years, I ran a small publishing company that I founded in Barcelona, Spain. When that came to an end in 2018, we spent two years living in an old house in the hills near Barcelona. There, after years of just dipping our toes in, we finally embraced unschooling and consensual living in all its glory. Since then, my life has been a continual unravelling of everything I had ever taken for granted about children, learning, parenting and myself. This process is sometimes challenging, but always thought-provoking and enriching.

We’re now back in the UK, and enjoying the next part of our journey. I teach Hypnobirthing, and mindfulness, and work with other parents to help them live more harmoniously with their children.

Article published in Tipping Points, the magazine of the Alliance for Self-Directed Learning

September, 2020

Embracing our neurodiverse children for who they are, not who they should be.

Podcast with Heidi Steel of Live.Play.Learn