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Drop-in spaces

We offer families two drop-in spaces at Pen Green, the Adult Infant and Drop-in and The Family Room. Both spaces are staffed by members of our Family Support Team who support families by:


  • providing day to day advice and guidance
  • providing semi-structured group activities for parents
  • providing age appropriate play activities for children
  • advocacy work with parents.


The Family Room


Open 08:00 – 18:00, Monday – Friday
Staff available from 09:00 – 15:00


The Family Room provides an informal and welcoming environment for parents and children.  It is located centrally in the main building and is used by families for a variety of reasons. Some families will use the space to have a coffee and chat before going on to attend groups, others may come and just use this space with their children. Staff provide a pedagogically appropriate environment for children while listening to the needs of the carers, providing support for any ongoing challenges they might be facing.


Adult Infant Drop-in


Open 09:00-15:00, Monday – Friday


Our Adult Infant Drop-in is located in Little Jimmy’s bungalow, which can be accessed from Rockingham Road. This space was set up following a consultation with local families, who wanted somewhere to spend time with their child without the time restriction or structure of a group activity.


The space is set up for families with children under three years. Carers can enjoy a hot drink and chat with staff and other families in a relaxed, informal environment. We offer children age appropriate activities including heuristic and messy play opportunities. Families can also use the garden should they wish to spend time outside.


Staff in the drop-in are members of our Family Support Team. They can provide advice and guidance about other groups and services available to your family, they can arrange a tour of the centre and introduce you to other people around the centre.


Little Jimmy’s has three areas for families to use. In addition to the main drop-in room, we have a reception area and health room. The health room is used by visiting health professionals for clinics and appointments throughout the week. For more information on our health groups and services, please click here.


Groups run in the drop-in space on Monday morning and all day Friday. During this time families are welcome to use the reception area, or use the Family Room in the main centre building.

The Pen Green Centre for Children and their Families offers outstanding integrated early years services and education for the families of Corby.