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 23 August 2021.
To ensure everyone's safety, groups are limited to 1 Peep leader and 7 family spaces. 2 metre distancing will be in place.
We'll issue full guidance to all families on booking a space.
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
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!’
- Early Years Officer, Sharyn McKenzie: 0131 271 3909, email@example.com
- The 2020 Peep timetable
- Peep Newsletter, winter 2020-21 (PDF)
- Peep Newsletter, spring 2020 (PDF)
- Peeple website
- Peeple Facebook page