Peep - Learning Together Programme

Peep sessions - virtual and outdoors

In Midlothian, our free Peep sessions run during school term time. Our next block is due to start week of Monday 1 November 2021.

To ensure everyone's safety, groups are limited to 1 Peep leader and 10 family spaces. 1 metre distancing will be in place.

To book

Bookings are via Eventbrite for face to face outdoor and virtual groups. There are links for each session on the Peep 2021 timetable.

Peep Pathway and Peep-to-be are still virtual

We continue to offer these virtually for the safety of families, children and Peep leaders until we can meet in groups indoors.

What to expect at Peep

Free one hour weekly groups for parents and carers and their children, from pre-birth to five years old.

Groups will be held outdoors, or virtually using Microsoft Teams. Once you have booked a space via Eventbrite, you will receive a ticket and confirmation by email. For virtual groups, we will send you a link a week in advance to join the weekly video call.

Parents and carers are children’s first and most important role models. Children learn most at home during the early years. At Peep we help parents and carers to give their children a flying start in life.

Fact - 80% of the brain is developed by the age of 3.

What Peep offers

  • Time to enjoy playing with your child
  • A place to meet other families
  • Ideas for parents and carers to help their children’s early learning
  • Free, fun, easy ways to make the most of everyday activities
  • Builds on what parents and carers already do
  • Some groups offer parents/carers the chance to gain a qualification for their role in helping their children’s learning, by completing the Peep Progression Pathway. These groups are also offered virtually.
  • Peep to be – antenatal programme

What happens at Peep

Our outdoor and virtual groups run in the same way as our face to face groups did.

  • A warm welcome for everyone with our ‘Hello Song’
  • Singing and rhymes
  • Story time
  • Time to play together
  • A chance to talk with other parents and share ideas about children’s learning and development
  • Ideas for things to do at home
  • Wind down before finishing with our ‘Goodbye Song’.

Watch our short videos to meet our team of Peep leaders, and hear more about what to expect at Peep.

Meet the Peep leaders

What to expect at a session

Hello song

Goodbye song

Find out about the Midlothian Early Years Song Book

Feedback from families

‘The classes gave us something to look forward to!’

‘Although it’s not the same as attending a class with the opportunity to watch children interacting it has provided some great ideas to try at home.’

Top tip from families

‘It’s difficult to juggle holding the screen and joining in at the same time – we have found it best to prop the screen up at eye level while we sit together on the floor. This is much better, we are able to listen to the Peep session and join in at the same time!’


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