getset Parenting Programmes

Service information:

A range of parenting programmes are available through getset services and the information below can help you support a family to identify the most appropriate. Courses are run at various times and venues throughout the year.

PEEP

Peers Early Education Partnership (PEEP) was established in 1995 to work with families in the catchment area of Peers School, Oxford. The project was led by Dr Rosemary Roberts and Dr Alison Street.

PEEP aims to support parents/carers, babies and children to learn together – by valuing and building on the things families already do. PEEP practitioners and families share information and ideas about how to make the most of the learning opportunities that surround us in everyday life and play.

The PEEP ‘Learning Together Programme’ is used by early years professionals from around the UK (and internationally) to help parents create the best start for their children by listening, talking, playing, singing and sharing books and stories together.

A longitudal evaluation of the Learning Together Programme, by the University of Oxford, found that PEEP children made significantly greater progress in a set of literacy related skills, and had higher self-esteem. The findings support other evidence that the home learning environment (i.e. what parents do with their children) has a positive impact on children’s long term outcomes.

Age range: 0-12 months; 1-2 years; 2-4 years

Attendance requirements: 6 weeks, 1½ hours per session

Course facilitator: Family Support Workers trained in PEEP.


Triple P

Triple P was developed by clinical psychologist Professor Matt Sanders. It gives parents simple and practical strategies to help them confidently manage their children’s behaviour, prevent problems developing and build strong healthy relationships.

Triple P helps parents gain an understanding of the importance of positive relationships. It teaches parents strategies such as spending positive time together and offering positive praise.

It then moves on to behaviour management strategies such as planned ignoring, reward charts, logical consequences and time out.

Parents will be encouraged to put strategies into practice at home during the course so they can be reviewed and positives or difficulties discussed as soon as possible. The programme is delivered to a group of parents who have an opportunity to share in discussions. Videos are also used during the sessions to demonstrate strategies in practice. Parents receive a workbook which is used during the session and can offer parents additional support after the course is complete.

Tip sheets can be offered at the end of the sessions to offer more personalized strategies for parents who have identified specific challenges they would like to overcome.

Age range: 2 – 12 years.

Attendance requirements: 10 weeks, 2 hours per session plus 2 phone calls.

Course facilitator: Family Support Workers trained in Triple P.


Tuning in to Kids/Teens 

This is an evidence-based parenting program that focuses on the emotional connection between parents and children. In particular the program teaches parents skills in emotion coaching, which is to recognise, understand and respond to children’s emotions in an accepting, supportive way. This approach helps the child to understand and manage their emotions.


Service specific criteria:

Under section 5d – request for support will not be accepted unless you provide the parents/carers date of birth here.

Under section 7d – please be specific about what support the child/young person is already receiving.

Under section 7f – what role have you identified for getset.


Contact details:

Email address: level2and3earlyhelp@somerset.gov.uk
Telephone number: 01823 355803
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