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. The examples below illustrate some of the different formats for delivering Peep - such as 1:1/ in the family's home, in drop-in sessions or in group sessions. The menu to the left shows case studies from different sectors.

> Outreach/ 1-to-1/ in the home - one or several sessions. Home visits can 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, such as 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.

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). 

> 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.’