We are excited to announce that Heathryburn School now hosts a PEEP Group that meets in the Parent Room on a Monday afternoon between 2 and 3pm. The group is a joint venture between Heathryburn and Westpark schools.
Peep groups are for parents/carers and their children together, and aim to support families with their children’s early learning in an enjoyable way. The Learning Together Programme was designed to be flexible, enabling practitioners and/or families to choose the range of child development topics and the number of sessions that they want. Groups can be for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers or mixed age. They are held in local venues (e.g. health centres, schools, community or children’s centres) and are led by at least one Peep-trained practitioner.
Another benefit of a Peep group is the relationships that develop. There are usually up to a dozen or so families in a group. When families know that broadly the same people will be there each week, it makes it easier for a sense of trust and security to develop. Parents and carers become more confident in sharing their own experiences, challenges and ideas that they have tried at home.
For more information, please contact the school office on 01224 788180 or speak to one of our Nursery staff.