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our staff

Chief Executive Officer: Sally Smith

Sally leads the staff team, develops collaborative relationships with others working in our sector, and is responsible for the strategic direction and financial management of Peeple. She has been CEO since 2011 and has worked for the organisation since 2006. Sally has a background in research, including at the Department of Education at the University of Oxford. Her doctoral thesis was about the origins and uses of the ORIM framework (which underpins the Peep Learning Together Programme).
sally.smith@peeple.org.uk    t 01865 395145   twitter: @Peeple_Sally 

peep training, support and accreditation team

Training and Accreditation Manager: Liz Ersoy
Liz is responsible for the development, delivery, quality assurance and accreditation of Peep training and delivery support in the UK, Ireland and Australia. She worked within early learning, family support, staff training and management in Edinburgh for many years. Liz became Peeple's Training and Accreditation Manager in autumn 2021, after several years as a freelance Peep trainer, before becoming Peep Policy Officer in 2019, and Family Learning Scotland manager the following year. 
liz.ersoy@peeple.org.uk   t 07483 119 866  twitter: @peeple_liz

Development Managers for Scotland: Diane Campkin and Jordan Stewart (job-share)
Diane and Jordan are responsible for the development and delivery support of Peep training in Scotland.
Diane has a long background in teaching in early years, as well as delivering training and support to other early years professionals. She joined Peeple as a freelance trainer before taking up her current role in June 2022.
diane.campkin@peeple.org.uk  t 07442 500693 
Jordan has worked as an early years practitioner since 2014, before going on to lecture in Childhood Practice and most recently was an Equity and Excellence Lead in early years settings, where she discovered her love of Peep.

Qualifications Manager (Scotland): Laura Niven
Laura leads on the Peep Progression Pathway qualification units for parents in Scotland, and the Peep Learning Together Programme Training accreditation for practitioners. Her background is in early education, working in nurseries and nannying for several years before spending eight years as a Lecturer of Early Learning and Childcare, during which time she discovered her passion for all things Peeple and Peep!
laura.niven@peeple.org.uk  t 07767 169539   twitter: @peeple_laura

Adult Learning Development Manager (England): Debbie Holmes
Debbie is responsible for expanding our Peep Progression Pathway parent accreditation across England. She is on a secondment to Peeple alongside leading the Nursery Unit in her school. She became a passionate advocate for Peep after delivering the Peep programme and parent accreditation to families whilst working as an Early Years teacher in both inner-city schools and children's centres. 
debbie.holmes@peeple.org.uk   t 07359 139801

Trainers and Training Administrators
We have a network of trainers based around the UK and Ireland who work for Peeple on a sessional basis. They are experienced in working with families, and the use of Peep programmes. Several of our trainers also co-ordinate delivery of the Programme within their local authority area, and deliver the training locally within a Peep Training and Support Agreement.
Our training administrators are central to the smooth organisation of Peep training and of both parent and practitioner accreditation.
training@peeple.org.uk  t 01865 397970

communications and development teams

Communications Manager: Charlotte Holmes and Communications Officer: Keira Garrigan
Charlotte and Keira are responsible for communications which support the delivery of Peep programmes, including the Peeple website and digital media, and for marketing Peep training. Charlotte has worked in various roles at Peeple over the past twenty years, and has a background in psychology, literacy and education.  
charlotte.holmes@peeple.org.uk   twitter: @PeepleCharlotte
Keira joined Peeple in 2022, bringing her experience of content creation, digital marketing, writing and sharing her passion for getting children outdoors connecting with nature. 
support@peeple.org.uk   t 01865 397976   Twitter, Facebook, Instagram: all @PeepleCentre    LinkedIn: Peeple

Project Manager - STEM: Katy Baker
Katy leads on our project supporting the foundations of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).  She has worked in a range of roles at Peeple since the late noughties, and has a background in community learning and development, early years education, and adult and family learning.
katy.baker@peeple.org.uk  t 07825 775459  

Finance and Human Resources Manager: Janet Sly
Janet manages our finance, legal and HR functions, overseeing financial planning and monitoring systems. Janet has worked at Peeple for fifteen years. She has an MA in Human Resources Management, and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD). Her previous work includes human resources, training and development work at Oxfam.
janet.sly@peeple.org.uk  t 01865 397978

peep delivery, services and childcare in Oxfordshire

Project Manager - Oxfordshire delivery: Becky Young
Becky is responsible for Growing Minds, our collaborative school readiness project with Homestart & The Berin Centre. Becky has a background in primary education in various roles including intervention and class teaching. She has spent the past 7 years working with families of under 5s and joined Peeple in August 2022.
becky.young@peeple.org.uk   t 01865 397971   twitter: @peeple_becky

Early Education and Childcare Manager (Oxfordshire): Lindsey Hart
Lindsey manages our Little Peeple Nursery in Littlemore, Oxford. She is an experienced NNEB and has set up and managed day nurseries at the local school and FE college, where she also lectured in Childcare and Education. Since joining Peeple in 2009, Lindsey has managed the Red Kite Children’s Centre in Thame and completed her NPQICL. 
lindsey.hart@peeple.org.uk  t 01865 397972

Educational consultant: Helen Stroudley
Helen is the educational consultant on behalf of Peeple for CBeebies' The Baby Club and The Toddler Club, and Moonbug's Little Baby Bum. She previously delivered Peep programmes and training, and managed local Peep delivery, and has previous experience as a nursery nurse (NNEB). 

Administrators and Practitioners
At the Peeple Centre, we have a team of experienced administrators and Peep practitioners who work with local families and settings in and around Oxford, including in our Little Peeple Nursery. 
families@peeple.org.uk   t 01865 395145

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