ways of using peep programmes

Peep sessions can take place wherever families are - they are designed to be delivered flexibly by Peep-trained practitioners, to meet local needs.

Below are some links to different ways that Peep Programmes are used, while the menu to the left shows case studies from different sectors.

Group sessions are generally run weekly for parents and carers to attend with their children. Groups can be universal or targeted, focusing on a particular aspect of development (e.g. speech and language), a particular group of parents/carers (e.g. dads or young parents) and/or a particular form of delivery (e.g. Water Peep). 

> Early years settings (including nursery or foundation stage classes, pre-schools and daycare settings) use the programme to engage new families (eg with Transition Peep) as well as existing families.

> Outreach in the home can happen via one or several home visits. Home visits explore how parents and carers can (and do) 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 much more frequent. 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.

> Integrated multi-agency Peep approaches are used by many local authorities, so they can use Peep at a strategic level to work with parents to support children's learning and school readiness.

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.’