Pen Green opens in one of UK’s most deprived areas

The world-leading Pen Green Centre has officially launched its first satellite nursery on Corby’s Kingswood estate.

The groundbreaking childcare centre in Pen Green Lane, Corby, has opened a new facility for children living in the south of the town. It is the first time the organisation has opened an off-site nursery.

Set up in 1983, the nursery has been praised many times by inspectors for its innovative approach to childcare, and has never been given anything less than an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ rating.

The new Kingswood Community Nursery at the children’s centre will be open between 9am and 3.30pm.

The Pen Green Centre for Children and their Families are pleased to announce the creation of a 6th nursery space, the first away from the original site.

Parent participation officer Sandra Mole said: “Staff recognised that many, many children in the Kingswood area of town were eligible for 2yr funding but that there was a serious shortage of spaces in outstanding early years education provisions.

“The Kingswood ward is among the UK’s most deprived. Despite there being a huge number of children eligible for this life changing funding, as is seen nationally, children are often unable to access this opportunity at a location near to their home.

“As OFSTED recently pointed out, If we get the early years right, we pave the way for a lifetime of achievement. If we get them wrong, we miss a unique opportunity to shape a child’s future.

“Initially the nursery will offer places to children eligible for 2yr funding, workers are being seconded from the outstanding Pen Green Centre and bring with them a 30yr ethos and philosophy that has served the town so well.”

For more information or to book a place call 01536 400068.