learning together study

All places in the Study are now filled, but to find out more about the Study, 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 study

The Learning Together Study is funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and 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 evaluation will be carried out by Queen’s University Belfast. 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.

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.  The Programme will start with a single home visit followed by 20 group-based sessions. You can deliver these at a time that is mutually convenient for your families.

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