learning together study

the study

The Learning Together Study is a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT), being carried out by Queen’s University Belfast, funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). It is led by the Oxford-based charity Peeple. It will train practitioners from schools and acadamies to deliver the Peep Learning Together Programme to groups of children and their parents, and will evaluate its effects. The aim is to find out how successful the Learning Together Programme is in improving the learning environment at home, and whether this improves children’s vocabulary, early literacy skills and social skills. This evidence will add to the existing positive evidence about the Programme which has already been established by the University of Oxford.

All places in the Study are now filled, but please check back to this page for updates. Many thanks to everyone in local authorities and nursery classes around England who generously gave their time to discuss the study, and to everyone who is getting involved. The evaluation report will be published in summer 2019.

the programme

The Peep Learning Together Programme is an early intervention which supports parents to understand more about how children learn - and to do more of the things at home which make a difference to children’s outcomes, like singing, sharing books and stories and talking about a wide range of ideas, thoughts and feelings. The Programme is delivered by trained practitioners to parents and children together. 

how do we find out more?

Click on the links underlined below to download:

1-page summary of the information on this page

> 4-page overview with further details, to share with colleagues

> Parents' leaflet with information about what a peep session and being involved in the study entails

If you have any questions, please drop us a line at research@peeple.org.uk or call us on 01865 397970.

dad and daughter playing with gloop

'I would highly recommend the training to other practitioners as it will extend their practice and build stronger relationships with parents'. Susan Huxley, Nursery Practitioner