peep evidence base

Our work has been evaluated in five independent research studies by the Universities of Oxford and Warwick. These show that Peep:

  • successfully reaches isolated families and engages them in their children’s learning
  • helps parents become more aware of their children’s development and how to foster it
  • helps children develop good foundations for literacy and strong self-esteem
  • enables practitioners from a wide range of professions develop new skills and fresh approaches to unlock parents’ potential rather than focus on their problems.

Four formal research studies on the Peep Learning Together programme have been carried out by the University of Oxford:

Five of the families who were part of the Birth to School Study took part in a small Tracer study twelve years after they attended Peep, involving a semi-structured interview.

The University of Warwick has carried out the following research studies:

The Learning and Work Institute carried out an evaluation of how the Peep Learning Together Programme, and two other family learning programmes, contribute to family employability:

A Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) study of the Learning Together Programme is currently being carried out by Queen's University Belfast, funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). The report will be published in early 2020; you can read an overview of what the study involves:

Case studies from organisations using Peep programmes, around the UK and beyond, demonstrate some of the outcomes from using Peep in a wide variety of contexts and settings.