Please click below for our current groupwork timetable:
The Groupwork Programme at Pen Green and Kingswood offers families a wide range of activities, courses and support. Some groups are for you to come to with your children, others are just for adults. We can often provide a crèche for your child/children depending on the group you wish to attend. Crèche places are limited so if you would like a place, please speak to the group leader.
All groups at Pen Green and Kingswood are open to all families living in the local community. We define our community as:
all households in Northamptonshire County Council designated postcodes
the streets and postcodes that have historically been part of each centre's local community
all families attending our nursery, early years provision and after school club
Families living beyond our designated community area are also encouraged to attend their local children's centre.
A groupwork methodology has been seen by Pen Green Centre as an effective way of meeting the needs of the local community. From a small number of groups that began in 1983, we have developed a comprehensive programme to meet the identified needs of families in Corby. These needs have been identified through dialogue with parents and other professionals, as well as regular review and evaluation of the programme three times a year.
Our groupwork programme can be seen as offering 3 main elements:
The values or principles that underpin the Groupwork Programme are:
In order to fulfil these values and offer families with a high quality of service, we provide group leaders with: