how the peep learning together programme is delivered

toddler and mum playing with mirror

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 to working with parents, 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  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).

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 in the home, in universal or targeted groups, in drop-in sessions or child health clinics, in a school or nursery – wherever families spend time
  • 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.