Bookstart for practitioners
Welcome to the Bookstart hub for practitioners and partners delivering Bookstart programmes.
Discover how Bookstart links to a range of organisational outcomes, get tips and ideas for gifting the resources to the families you work with, find out about our additional needs packs and much more.
You'll also find tailored guidance for librarians, health visitors, early years practitioners and registrars, along with sections for Bookstart Coordinators (login required) and for Bookstart Corner (use the direct link emailed to you by BookTrust).
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Bookstart's Newborn packs contain a Baby's First Shapes black-and-white booklet and are ideal for gifting to new parents and their babies.
All families with babies aged 0-12 months are eligible to receive a free Bookstart Baby pack. These are usually gifted by health visitors.
Bookstart is for every child, so families or carers of children age 0-5 are entitled to our additional needs packs alongside the two standard Bookstart packs.
Established in 1992, Bookstart is the world's first national bookgifting programme, delivering books and resources to every baby and toddler in England and Wales.
From a small pilot project 25 years ago to the world’s first national bookgifting programme - a potted history of BookTrust's flagship early years programme.
Explore our additional early years offers, including the Rhyme Challenge, Newborn black-and-white packs and dual-language books.
Tailored guidance for librarians, health visitors, early years practitioners and registrars on how best to deliver Bookstart to the families you work with.
Dydy hi byth yn rhy gynnar i ddechrau rhannu llyfrau, straeon a rhigymau! Drwy gyfrwng Dechrau Da, mae BookTrust Cymru’n gwneud yn siŵr fod gan bob plentyn yng Nghymru ei lyfrau’i hun yn y cartref, ac mae’n cefnogi teuluoedd i ddarllen gyda’i gilydd yn rheolaidd.
Find out who scooped the top prizes in our 25th Anniversary Awards and what winning meant to them.
Bookstart Coordinators area
The Bookstart Coordinators area of the website contains information on ordering support materials - such as dual-language books and The Rhyme Challenge - marketing, hiring Bookstart Bear costumes, contact lists and resources to download.
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