Parents are children’s first and most enduring educators and have a huge influence on their development.
Supporting parents to play an active role in their children's learning can make a valuable and lasting difference to children’s lives and outcomes.
Parents Early Years and Learning (PEAL) is a set of training and resources that helps early years practitioners work with families and support parental involvement in children’s early learning.
PEAL supports practitioners to build stronger relationships with parents and meet the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
Evidence and impact
Evidence consistently shows the importance of parents as children’s first educators, and of practitioners supporting parents in this role.
PEAL is an evidence-based approach drawing on key pieces of research into early childhood and working with families.
Practitioners who have completed PEAL training have said they came away with:
- Improved knowledge and understanding of issues relating to parental involvement in children’s learning.
- Increased confidence and motivation to communicate with parents.
- Practical ideas and strategies for working with parents.
- Aspiration to further professional or personal development.
PEAL training is available to early years settings, local authorities and as part of consultancy packages, including options for early years practitioners and parents.
We have also produced a number of PEAL resources.
For more information on PEAL, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.