The Pen Green Centre in the UK is a unique facility which houses under fives and their families, offers community education, research and development, a training base and leadership centre research, as well as a children’s centre.
The centre has attracted an international reputation for outstanding excellence in early years education and care and attracts practitioners, academics and researchers from all over the world who want to witness their pioneering work.
The books in this new series explore and share different aspects of the work pioneered at Pen Green, and will demonstrate to early years practitioners and researchers how their own practice can be extended to meet the changing needs of the children in their care, their community and their family.
Developing and Sustaining Children’s Centres: Learning from the stories of the Pen Green Centre for Children and Families
January 01, 2021
With the vast recent expansion of Children Centres, many practitioners and policy makers in the Early Years field are fascinated by the growth and success of the Pen Green centre which opened in 1983 and has gone on to be a Centre of Excellence for early years care and education locally, nationally...
Margy Whalley, Karen John, Patrick Whitaker, Elizabeth Klavins, Christine Parker, Julie Vaggers
October 10, 2018
Bringing together valuable insights from research and practice undertaken at the world-famous Pen Green Centre, Democratising Leadership in the Early Years illustrates how settings and practitioners can develop and maintain forms of leadership which foster collaborative practices across and within...
Tracy Gallagher, Cath Arnold
July 10, 2017
This inspiring book shows how Early Years staff can support the best possible practice for children under three and their families whilst making use of the limited funding available. Promoting the idea of infants as powerful learners, the authors focus on 0-3 years as the vital first phase of...
November 15, 2013
Insightful and relevant, Using Evidence for Advocacy and Resistance in Early Years Services supports practitioners working in Early Years settings to develop the knowledge and skills required to carry out research into their own practice. Based on the renowned Pen Green approach, which advocates...
Katey Mairs, The Pen Green Team, Cath Arnold
June 26, 2012
Young Children Learning Through Schemas is a creative and highly engaging text that shows how young children can learn through exploring repeated patterns in their actions. With contributions from a range of practitioners, this book examines the philosophical approaches underpinning constructivism...
May 21, 2012
Improving Your Reflective Practice through Stories of Practitioner Research shows how research has informed and created effective and valuable reflective practice in early years education, and offers depth to the arguments for a research-orientated stance to this vital field of study. This...