Families minister to visit

MINISTER for Children and Families Sarah Teather is to visit the county next week to celebrate the success of a national teaching project.

The MP is to speak at a conference at the Pen Green Centre in Corby which is running the two-year project, funded by the Department for Education.

The centre has established a national network of early years teaching centres to develop and promote different ways in which outstanding centres can train and support staff in other early years settings.

Dr Margy Whalley, director of research, training and development at the Pen Green Research Base in Corby, is also to address the conference on Thursday.

More than 180 children’s centres and nursery schools applied to be part of the project.