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peeple principles for supporting parents and children to learn together

All Peep Programme delivery is underpinned by our principles:

We believe in the potential of every parent, every carer and every child

We believe that relationships are at the heart of learning

We recognise parents and carers for what they already do, and help them to do more

We believe that lives can be transformed by building on everyday learning experiences

We recognise the importance of reflecting on the world through the eyes of others

The Peeple principles complement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). This covers all aspects of a child’s life and sets out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to. It explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status. There are four general principles covering non-discrimination, the best interests of the child, the right to life survival and development, and the right to be heard. The Convention has been signed by all United Nations member states (other than the USA).  Respecting and teaching children about their rights ties in with the broader support provided by parents and carers every day: listening, talking, playing, reading and spending time with children, helping them to develop empathy, understanding and interest in the people and the world around them. 

An example of how the Scottish government is focusing on children's rights and a guide to the UNCRC for children and young people.

Has Peep made a difference to you or your baby?

‘Ooooh yes!!! He turns his own books and points at pictures and words.’

‘I’m doing more things with my child.’

'It’s helped my confidence and helped my baby’s confidence with other babies and people. He’s enjoying the company and the chance to copy and be encouraged by the other babies.’