Training, Research & Education

Pen Green Research, Development and Training Base is a early years research and higher education organisation located in Corby, Northamptonshire. We believe that developing knowledge and understanding through practitioner reflection and action research is a central feature of successful service provision. We offer practitioners in the early years, health and social sectors, a comprehensive range of professional development opportunities including a full early years degree programme, teacher training, short courses, conferences, seminars and bespoke training.

The Research Base is an extension of our centre for children and families. Our daily practice is informed by our research and our research is generated from our work with children and families. Parents and practitioners collaborate as co-researchers and many have presented their work at national and international early years research conferences and symposiums.

Established in 2014, the Pen Green Teaching School works alongside the integrated Children’s Centre, Nursery School and Research, Development and Training Base. Our Teaching School vision is to inspire, challenge and innovate Early Years Practitioners, Teachers and Early Educators to improve outcomes for our most vulnerable children and their families regionally, nationally and internationally.