how the peep learning together programme is delivered
Peep-trained practitioners share the Peep Learning Together Programme (LTP) with families through conversations and joint activities focusing on aspects of children's learning and development. Peep is a strengths-based approach to working with parents and carers, focusing on doing with rather than doing to parents, underpinned by the ORIM learning framework. The programme values and builds on what families are already doing to support their children's learning.
elements of a peep session
Peep sessions are for parents/carers and children together. Each Peep session is based on a child development topic, which contains:
talk time, to share key ideas with parents and carers
ways to put ORIM into action (Opportunities, Recognition, Interaction, Modelling)
songs and rhymes
books and stories
creative play activities (during the session and/or ideas to try at home).
As well as being fun, Peep sessions model and raise awareness about how singing, talking, playing and sharing books and stories together help strengthen relationships and develop children's listening, talking and later literacy. Practitioners can decide whether to focus on any or all of the five developmental strands, and with any or all developmental stages: babies, toddlers and pre-school.
who the Peep Learning Together Programme is for:
The LTP is relevant to all parents/carers and young children, and can be used for both targeted and universal work with families. It was designed to be used flexibly by Peep-trained practitioners, to meet the needs and interests of their local families
how the Peep Learning Together Programme is delivered:
The LTP can be used in the home or 1:1, in universal or targeted groups, in drop-in sessions or child health clinics, in a school or nursery, online – wherever families spend time. It can be used as part of a multi-agency approach to working with families – Peep practitioners work within health, education, childcare, family support, Early Help, children's centres/ family hubs, adult and community learning, social care, youth work, psychology, libraries, volunteering...
Practitioners can decide the length and format of their Peep sessions. On average, they are usually about an hour long (generally shorter online). Practitioners often offer 6 - 8 weekly sessions, though some offer one or two taster or focused sessions (e.g.on Transition into the setting) while others offer sessions on a rolling basis throughout the year or term.