What is PEEP?

PEEP (Parents Early Education Partnership) was set up in 1995 to support parents to enhance their babies' and children's learning and development and improve their life chances.  The evidence-based Learning Together programme supports all parents to create the best start for their children by making the most of everyday learning opportunities at home – listening, talking, playing, singing and sharing stories and books.  

For more detailed information about PEEP and Learning Together please see the PEEP leaflet below or visit

What are PEEP groups?

Groups are for parents/carers and their children. PEEP group sessions generally include the following core activities:

  • a focus from the Learning Together folder (eg 'Babies making choices' or 'Living with television')
  • songs and rhymes
  • a story time
    Mum playing with baby
  • activities with the children
  • a talking time for adults (to share experiences and ideas)
  • book-sharing and the opportunity to borrow books and play packs (or information about where and how to do so)
  • ideas and sometimes scrap materials for families to take home to make things.

When is PEEP at Home-Start?

PEEP for babies 0-12 months is a group run jointly between Home-Start and Community Learning and Development at Tynecastle High School. We now have two sessions for babies up to 12 months every Thursday at 10am and 11.15am. If you are interested in joining this group, please email us at to find out the availability, or complete the form below.

Fun to Be One is a group for 1-2 year olds and their parents/carers. Run at Tynecastle High School, every Tuesday (term time) 10:00-11:00am. We have lots of fun singing, chatting about life as a parent, reading books, and trying out different activities. If you are interested in joining this group, please email us at to find out availability or complete the form below.

If you would like details of other PEEP groups across Edinburgh, you can find them by visiting City of Edinburgh Council website: PEEP in Edinburgh