Bookstart for partners

Welcome to our section for 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 a dedicated Storyteller Hub for those delivering our Toddler and Pre-schooler programme, as well as tailored guidance for librarians, health visitors, early years practitioners and registrars.

If you have questions regarding deliveries, please email [email protected]. For general enquiries, please email [email protected].

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Bookstart Baby

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 Early Years

A dedicated digital hub for BookTrust’s early years partners, including our Bookstart Toddler and Pre-schooler programme.

Additional needs packs

Bookstart is for every child, so families or carers of children age 0-5 with additional needs are entitled to these packs alongside other Bookstart offers.

Additional offers

Explore dual-language books, BookTrust's additional early years offer.

Delivering Bookstart

Tailored guidance for librarians, health visitors, early years practitioners and registrars on how best to deliver Bookstart to the families you work with.

Dechrau Da yng Nghymru

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.

About Bookstart

Established in 1992, Bookstart is the world's first national bookgifting programme, delivering books and resources to families with children aged 0-5.

History of Bookstart

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.

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, contact lists and resources to download.

Just sign in using the tab at the top of this page to access your content.

If you have any queries please email [email protected].

Are you a parent or carer?

Visit our families section to find out what Bookstart can offer you - from free packs and additional needs offers to dual language books and black-and-white booklets for newborns.

Explore Bookstart for families

Get tips and guidance on reading with your child

Bookstart resources

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