Janey is a young mum who has attended Peep groups with her daughter Ellie for 2 years. As a child Janey had a difficult time and was in the care system. Janey has some additional support needs and records that she has learning difficulties.
Janey shares the care of Ellie with Ellie’s Dad, and it is not always easy. During her time at Peep Janey enjoyed some additional support from Home-Start. This has helped her to improve the safety of her home environment and look at healthy eating. As a result of attending Peep, Janey came to a First Aid awareness session and was delighted to receive a certificate as she had not obtained many of these at school.
Janey would like to work in childcare one day, maybe in a crèche. When she heard that Home-Start were offering the Peep Progression Pathway, she quickly signed up to the course. The Pathway is ideal for her as there are levels to suit all abilities.
The unit she completed was called Personal Social and Emotional Development. Janey said that initially she did not share books, songs or drawing/craft activities with Ellie but now does this most days. She has been awarded an SQA credit-rated unit at SCQF level 3 and has just completed a second unit in Early Maths at SCQF level 4. Her confidence as a parent has increased 100%.
Janey does not have the care of her daughter every day but the flexibility of the programme allows her to attend classes for learning, observe the children present and use the learning when she has her daughter at home. Her portfolio will be completed to reflect her time with Ellie.
Janey is obtaining real qualifications at the same time as enhancing her parenting skills. This is improving her confidence and helping her on her path to reaching her ambition.