how the peep learning together programme is delivered
Practitioners share the programme with families through conversations and joint activities focusing on aspects of children's learning and development. Peep is a strengths-based approach, focusing on doing with rather than doing to parents. The Programmes value and build on what families are already doing to support their children's learning.
All delivery is underpinned by ORIM and can also support adults to gain qualifications which recognise their learning during the sessions.
elements of a peep session
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 (opportunities, recognition, interaction, modelling) into action
songs and rhymes
books and stories
creative play activities (during the session and/or ideas to try at home).
Singing, talking and playing together help strengthen relationships and develop children's listening, talking and later literacy.
The learning together programme:
is relevant to all parents/carers and children
was designed to be used flexibly by Peep-trained practitioners, to meet the needs and interests of local families
can be used as part of a multi-agency approach to working with families – Peep-trained practitioners work within health, education, childcare, adult and community learning, social care, family support, youth work, psychology, libraries, volunteering...
can be used to focus on any or all of the five developmental strands, and with any or all developmental stages: babies, toddlers and pre-school.