Parents as Early Education Partners (PEEP)
Parents as Early Education Partners (PEEP) recognises that parents and carers are children's first and most important educators.
The Peep Learning Together programme supports parents and carers to:
- value and build on the home learning environment by making the most of everyday learning opportunities
- build and strengthen attachment relationships with their child through listening, talking, playing, singing and sharing books together
- help babies and children to make the most of their opportunities by becoming confident communicators and active learners, ready for school
In Aberdeen City, weekly sessions are offered across the city during school term time.
Community groups are free and available to any parents and carers with children from birth to 5 years. Information on locations and times are available on request.
Peer support groups are also available for families who may need either additional or specific support, i.e. low mood, young parents, looked after children, English as an additional language. These groups are available by self-request or via a Health Visitor or other professional.
All Peep sessions include:
- songs, stories, play activities and an opportunity to meet other parents/carers to share ideas and experiences.
Parent and Toddler groups: in addition some existing parent and toddler groups will offer Peep activities within their session. These groups may make a small charge for refreshments or to meet the costs of venue hire.
The Peep Progression Pathway formally recognises the learning which is already occurring within a Peep session and at home. Parents/carers can reflect on their child's development, and their role as first educator in a keepsake book which can be treasured as a record of their child's early experiences. If desired, this book can be assessed to gain credits recognised by Scottish Qualifications. Credits can be used as a route to access college courses or employment.
For general enquiries about groups or to book a place, contact the team using the contact details at the bottom of this page.
For more information and regular updates you can visit our PEEP Aberdeen City Facebook Page.
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- PEEP Team
Education and Children's services
Aberdeen City Council
Deeside Family Resource Centre
Phone: 01224 248389