ways of using peep - overview

Peep sessions are designed to be delivered flexibly by Peep-LTP-trained practitioners, to meet local needs. The examples below illustrate some of the different formats for delivering Peep - such as 1-to-1, in drop-in sessions or in group sessions - face-to-face or online, indoors or outdoors. Sessions can be universal (open to all families in the area) or targeted, focusing on parents, carers and children with a particular need or interest. Peep delivery happens in family centres, children's centres, family hubs, schools, nurseries and pre-schools, health centres, families' homes, drop-in sessions, libraries, swimming pools, outdoors - wherever families are!  

Peep delivery formats:

  • Outreach/ 1-to-1/ in the home - one or several sessions. Home visits can explore how parents and carers enhance their child’s early learning at home, and share information with families about local Peep sessions and other groups and services. 
  • Drop-in sessions might be occasional 'pop-up' sessions, or a regular Stay and Play session. They enable families to get a taster of the Peep programme, and to drop in when they can. As the sessions are open access, they can happen anywhere that families go, including shopping centres or health centres.
  • Peep group sessions are generally run weekly for parents and carers to attend with their young children. The number of sessions in a course can vary to suit local needs. 

Parent case studies

Stories from individual parents, including those who have gone on to further training or work through Peep.

Multi-agency case studies

Local/health authority departments and voluntary sectors organisations have found that using Peep as a common approach is an effective way to engage families:

Health case studies

Peep delivered either in health centres, by health staff or with a health focus:

Education case studies

Peep in pre-schools, nurseries, transition, schools, colleges and adult learning

Employability case studies

Peep supports children's learning through adult (parent and carer) learning; this can be taken a step further through the Peep Progression Pathway (credit-rated units by SQA), work with students in colleges and/or Peep parents becoming practitioners.

Social Care case studies

A focus on working with parents whose children are looked after, foster carers, kinship carers, etc.

Prison case studies

Helping to maintain family relationships, and engage parents in their children's learning and play while they are in prison.

Feedback from Peep parents and carers – changes they’ve noticed in their babies:

‘He is singing all the time. He is mad for any books.’
‘He’s developed so much since going to Peep. He points at things, he smiles a lot and gets to see other babies.’
‘She is watching new faces.’
‘His reactions with bubbles is so cute.’
‘My son loves treasure baskets and now we have one at home.’
‘She copies the other babies, wants to sit up and join in. She’s enjoying the blanket and bubbles, encouraged by other babies and the wonderful activities.’