peeple staff

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Chief Executive Officer: Sally Smith

Sally leads the staff team, develops collaborative relationships with others working in our sector, and is responsible for the strategic direction and financial management of Peeple. She has been CEO since 2011 and has worked for the organisation since 2006. Sally has a background in research, including at the Department of Education at the University of Oxford. Her doctoral thesis was about the origins and uses of the ORIM framework (which underpins the Peep Learning Together Programme).    t 01865 395145   twitter: @Peeple_Sally 

Finance and Human Resources Manager: Janet Sly
Janet manages our finance, legal and HR functions, overseeing financial planning and monitoring systems. Janet has worked at Peeple for fifteen years. She has an MA in Human Resources Management, and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD). Her previous work includes human resources, training and development work at Oxfam.  t 01865 397978

peep training, support and accreditation

Training and Accreditation Manager: Liz Ersoy
Liz is responsible for the development, delivery, quality assurance and accreditation of Peeple training and delivery support. She worked within early learning and family support in Edinburgh for 30 years, and in staff training and management. Liz became Training and Accreditation Manager in autumn 2021, after several years as a freelance Peep trainer, then Peep Policy Officer and Family Learning Scotland manager. Her other interests often involve being outdoors - walking and being busy in the garden whatever the weather, as well as music with her family.   m 07483 119 866

Development Manager (Scotland): Lyn Patterson
Lyn leads on the development of Peep programmes across Scotland, delivers training, and inducts and support trainers across Scotland and internationally. She joined Peeple in 2015, having worked in community learning and development for many years, and has a particular interest in early intervention and emotional health. In her spare time, Lyn enjoys walking, playing the piano, listening to music and providing permanent foster carer.     m  07767 169539   

Manager: STEM Project / NOCN and City & Guilds Accreditation: Katy Baker
Katy leads on developing, piloting, training and supporting our project supporting the foundations of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). She also manages the NOCN parent accreditation (England/Wales) and the withdrawal of the old C&G practitioner accreditation. Katy has worked in various roles at Peeple over the past twelve years, and has a background in community learning and development, early years education, and adult and family learning.  m 07825 775459    

Communication and Marketing Manager: Charlotte Holmes
Charlotte leads on marketing Peep training, supporting organisations and local authorities in England, Wales and Ireland to use Peep programmes, and manages the Peeple website and digital media. She has worked in various roles at Peeple over the past fifteen years, and has a background in psychology, literacy and education.  t 01865 397976    twitter: @PeepleCharlotte

Training Administrators and Trainers
Our training administrators help ensure the smooth organisation of Peep training and of both parent and practitioner accreditation.  t 01865 397970
We have a network of trainers based around the UK and Ireland who work for Peeple on a sessional basis. Our trainers are experienced in working with families, and in using the Peep Learning Together Programme. Several of our trainers also co-ordinate delivery of the Programme within their area and deliver the training locally within a Peeple Training and Support Agreement.  

peep delivery, services and childcare in Oxfordshire

Project Manager - Oxfordshire delivery: Helen Stroudley
​Helen manages local Peep delivery with families, including with local health, education, foster care and community services. Her role includes being the educational consultant for CBeebies' The Baby Club and Toddler Club.  Helen has delivered Peep programmes and training for over twenty years, and has previous experience as a nursery nurse (NNEB) in the private and state sectors.    t 01865 397971

Early Education and Childcare Manager (Oxfordshire): Lindsey Hart
Lindsey manages our Little Peeple Nursery in Littlemore, Oxford. She is an experienced NNEB and has set up and managed day nurseries at the local school and FE college, where she also lectured in Childcare and Education. Since joining Peeple in 2009, Lindsey has managed the Red Kite Children’s Centre in Thame and completed her NPQICL.  t 01865 397972

Administrators and Practitioners
At the Peeple Centre, we have a team of experienced administrators and Peep practitioners who work with local families and settings in south Oxford, including in our Little Peeple Nursery.   t 01865 395145