learning together programme training (2 days)

The training equips practitioners working with families to:

  • support parents to build on what they do at home to enhance their child's communication, learning and school-readiness, through talking and play in everyday life - contributing to strong relationships, parents' knowledge and confidence, and children's outcomes
  • explore and effectively deliver the Peep Learning Together Programme, working with parents/carers and children together
  • understand how to use the Programme flexibly in universal and/or targeted delivery (whether in homes, drop-ins, groups or other settings), to engage and support families with children from babies to school age
  • gain Peep City & Guilds unit accreditation in working with parents and children together (at level 3).

duration: two days  9am - 4.30pm

training price: £375 + vat  including online access to the Programme (downloadable topics, session plans, handouts etc - or trained practitioners can buy a Programme Folder containing all topics) and C&G accreditation.

getting going with peep delivery: read about making the most of peep to find out how best you can deliver or support the Learning Together Programme.

book a place or arrange a course in your area

accreditation - for practitioners and parents

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Practitioners: level 3 City & Guilds Unit 311: Engage parents in their children's early learning is built into this training. It is achieved by completing a portfolio based on your Learning Together Programme delivery, which strengthens quality. The cost is included in the training price. > read more

Parents/carers: once you've completed this training, you can opt to attend our one-day adult learning Peep Progression Pathway Training, which will enable you to offer nationally-recognised units for parents (SCQF credit-rated by SQA in Scotland, and by NOCN in the rest of the UK).

"Peep is a really do-able programme...." - find out what recent delegates thought of the training:

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Would you recommend this course to other practitioners?

  • 'Absolutely - informative, empowering, challenging. Really enjoyed the course, highly motivated to look at ways of delivering Peep in our setting.' Debbie, Deputy Nursery Manager, Lincs Feb 17
  • 'Yes - developing the link between home and nursery is so fundamental to children's learning outcomes that sharing the message with others can only be a good thing.' Carley, Deputy Kindergarten Manager, Lincs Feb 17
  • 'Yes, great course to not only help understand and implement Peep Programme but to show how to use ORIM in everyday practice.' Caitlin, Nursery Room Supervisor, Lincs Feb 17
  • 'Yes, as approaching parents regarding how they can help at home can be daunting and Peep training has made me realise it isn't. The training has been very inspiring.' Tracey, Team Leader/SENDco, Lincs Feb 17
  • 'Totally! It is of huge value and will be hugely empowering.' Louise, Infant School EY Lead, Hampshire Feb 17
  • 'Definitely - fun programme, lots to think about and different ways to engage with parents and their children.' Parenting Support Practitioner, Luton Jan 17
  • 'Peep is a really do-able programme and can run alongside other projects already in our strategic plan.' Senior Early Childhood Educator, Stirling Feb 17
  • 'Yes, I think parent understanding is crucial in them interacting more with their children. Very practical and great toolkit.' Homestart Co-ordinator, Stirling Feb 17

Did the course strengthen your skills, knowledge and understanding in supporting parents with their children's learning?

  • 'It gave a good clear structure to help parents understand and value how their children learn, in a fun but meaningful way.' Kathryn, Preschool Manager/ SENco, Lincs Feb 2017
  • 'I feel that after these two days I have the confidence to go away and share this with my parents - giving them support and sharing ideas.' Donna, Childminder, Lincs Feb 2017
  • 'Yes, I have learnt many useful strategies to support parents and children.' Support Worker, Luton Jan 17
  • 'Yes, excellent opportunity to enhance skills, share good practice and network. Feeling very uplifted and excited about running sessions with current Play and Stay parents.' Family Team Leader, Luton Jan 17
  • 'Good to get the opportunity to try out group sessions and see how colleagues presented their sessions.' Liz, Family Support Worker, Stirling Feb 17
  • 'Yes, really interesting course, enthusiastic and passionate trainers. Feel full of confidence now and keen to get started. There are no negatives to this training!' Sara, Senior Early Childhood Educator, Stirling


  • 'Really like the manual layout and content.' Rowan, Family Support Worker, Stirling Feb 17
  • 'The new Programme folder is very user-friendly.' Sarah, Family Worker, Luton Feb 17

'I would definitely recommend to other practitioners. There is much to be learned and to use to support parents/carers as their children's first educators.'

'I feel equipped to deliver Peep after this training.' Dionne, Early Years Officer