ways of using peep - overview

Peep sessions can take place wherever families are - they 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 - online or face-to-face, indoors or outdoors. 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 - indoors, outside or online. 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. foster carers or young parents) or children (e.g. with additional needs) and/or a particular form of delivery (e.g. Water Peep, at the pool). 

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 is happening across the UK, and in the Republic of Ireland and Australia.

Here are some case studies (and in the menu) showing how Peep Programmes are being used in and between different sectors, and their impact on families.

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, schools, transition 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 or NOCN), work with students in colleges and/or Peep parents becoming practitioners.

Children's 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.

Parent case studies - stories from individual parents, including those who have gone on to further training or work.

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.’