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).
Peep delivery happens in family and children's centres, 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, and we're adding them to our new Peep Activity Map - coming soon!
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, including our most recent case study:
> Employability case studies - Peep supports children's learning through adult (parents and carers) learning; this can be taken a step further through the Peep Progression Pathway (credit-rated units by SQA or NOCN), work with students and/or Peep parents becoming practitioners.
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.’