learning together programme training (2 days)

Peep LTP Training helps practitioners to enhance the home learning environment, contributing to:

  • strong parent-child relationships
  • increased parental knowledge and confidence in supporting their child's everyday learning
  • improved child outcomes. 

'Brilliant programme and parents really enjoy doing the sessions.' Lisa, Children's Centre Senior Practitioner, Cambridgeshire

aims
The training equips practitioners to:

  • engage and support parents to build on what they already do to enhance their child's early communication, learning and school-readiness, through talking and playing as part of everyday life  
  • explore practical ideas, strategies and resources, using the comprehensive and flexible Peep Learning Together Programme 
  • deliver universal or targeted sessions to meet local needs, with parents and children together - in one-to-one, group or drop-in sessions,  
  • gain Peep City & Guilds accreditation: Unit 311: 'Engage parents in their children's early learning' (at level 3 - see below).

'It's inclusive and doesn't preach to parents, making it more accessible. Parents appreciate that the activities are easy to do and they don't need to go and buy expensive resources.' Nursery nurse, West Lothian

duration: two days  9am - 4.30pm

training price: £375 + vat per person, including C&G accreditation and online access to the full Programme, with downloadable child development topics, session plans, handouts etc. (Trained practitioners can buy a Programme Folder containing all topics.)

getting going with peep delivery: read about making the most of Peep for tips on delivering and supporting the Learning Together Programme.

book a place or check forthcoming course dates or find out about arranging a course in your area

feedback: "Peep is a really do-able programme...." - find out what delegates thought - after the training and after they started using Peep with families:

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Would you recommend this 2-day course to other practitioners?

  • '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, Lincolnshire
  • 'Totally! It is of huge value and will be hugely empowering.' Louise, Infant School EY Lead, Hampshire 
  • 'Definitely - fun programme, lots to think about and different ways to engage with parents and their children.' Parenting Support Practitioner, Luton 
  • 'Peep is a really do-able programme and can run alongside other projects already in our strategic plan.' Senior Early Childhood Educator, Stirling 
  • 'Yes, I think parent understanding is crucial in them interacting more with their children. Very practical and great toolkit.' Homestart Co-ordinator, Stirling 

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, Lincolnshire
  • '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, Lincolnshire
  • 'Yes, I have learnt many useful strategies to support parents and children.' Support Worker, Luton 
  • '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 
  • '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

Recommendations from practitioners after they have started delivering Peep with families:

  • 'As a practitioner it provides everything you need (including the website) to deliver programmes. As a parent it is a fun, inclusive and educational opportunity to participate in a group activity with your child.' Tracy, Class room assistant, South Ayrshire
  • 'Brilliant programme and parents really enjoy doing the sessions.' Lisa, Children's Centre Senior Practitioner, Cambridgeshire
  • 'I can see impact on families, developing relationships, understanding how their child develops accelerated progress towards early learning goals (ELGs). Parents say they enjoy working with the class teacher in this way.' Gill, Reception unit leader, Southampton
  • 'Great for building confidence in the person delivering Peep sessions, as well as to families. Great for parent to pick up tips and hints to help understand children's learning and development.' Lynda, Nursery Nurse, South Ayrshire
  • 'Great having so many resources on hand and I love the research articles and handouts for parents.' Sue, Children's Centre practitioner, Merseyside
  • 'It takes the emphasis away from 'formal' learning, which can overwhelm parents. By focusing on relationships and every day learning opportunities, parents go home feeling empowered.' Naomi, Outreach worker, Warwickshire
  • 'It's inclusive and doesn't preach to parents, making it more accessible. Parents appreciate that the activities are easy to do and they don't need to go and buy expensive resources.' Nursery nurse, West Lothian
  • 'It's such a unique programme that is non-threatening which compliments everyday life as a parent/carer.' Marion, Family Support worker

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).