Our vision is to inspire, challenge and innovate to improve outcomes for all children but specifically the most vulnerable children and their families.

We provide training courses, leadership and research opportunities and bespoke school to school support in all aspects of early years work.

The Pen Green Centre was set up as part of a substantive under-fives initiative and is housed in a 1930s former comprehensive school. At the Centre we offer high quality education and care for children and their families. We also offer information and support services for parents through home visiting, group work, health interventions, adult education and training as well as the professional development, training and dissemination of good practice though the Research, Development and Training Base, and the Teaching School. The principle functions of the Centre have remained constant over the last 34 years although we have significantly developed the accommodation. We have maintained our principles of operation; withstood radical changes in local and national government; responded creatively to new legislation and to major demographic changes, and influenced national government policy in early years.

“In every small community there should be a service for children and their families. This service should honour the needs of young children and celebrate their existence.  It should also support families, however they are constituted within the community”

Quick Facts

  • LOCATION

    Corby, Northamptonshire, England

  • OFSTED

    Outstanding

  • FOUNDED

    1983

  • Designated Teaching School

    STATUS
  • 2017

    CORBY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
  • 1,800

    FAMILIES SERVED PER YEAR
  • 926

    DEGREE STUDENTS EDUCATED
  • 130

    STAFF MEMBERS
  • 68,000

    POPULATION OF CORBY
Pen Green staff and parent

Meet our team

At Pen Green we have a dedicated, talented and hard working staff team who constantly strive to provide the best education possible for all our children.

Pen Green nursery

Ofsted

Due to the integrated nature of our provision, the Pen Green Centre is subject to inspection through three Ofsted registers: Section 5 Nursery School, Children’s Centre and Early Years (day care and after school care).  We have been judged Outstanding or Excellent in each and every inspection.

Pen Green Nursery

Our Partners

Over many years we have developed effective inter-agency working with other professionals and this allows us to ensure all families that access our services are fully supported to meet their individual needs.

Work with us

At Pen Green we are committed to building a professional team of staff who are enthusiastic and passionate about delivering the best possible service for children and families.  Employment and volunteering opportunities will be posted on our website and on our social media channels.