Bookstart for practitioners

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This section is aimed at practitioners delivering Bookstart programmes, as well as providing information for those who want to know a bit more about how Bookstart programmes work. Discover how Bookstart links to a range of organisational outcomes, get tips and ideas for gifting the resources, find out about our additional needs packs and much more. 

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About Bookstart

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.

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 FAQs

Answers to the questions we're most often asked about Bookstart.

Bookstart packs

Find out about the different Bookstart Packs on offer and how you can access them.

Additional offers

Explore our additional early years offers, including the Rhyme Challenge, Newborn black-and-white packs, dual language books and the Bear’s Reading Adventure library offer.

Delivering Bookstart

Information, tips and guidance on how Bookstart should be delivered to the families you work with.

National Bookstart Week

Thank you all for helping to make National Bookstart Week 2017 an outdoors adventure to remember. All our brilliant resources are still available to download.

Bookstart in Wales

Every child in Wales receives two Bookstart packs from their health visitor, each containing English and Welsh language books, guidance and resources to help families share books, stories and rhymes.

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Are you a Bookstart Coordinator?

Your area of the website is currently under development and will be up and running soon.

Please check back for information on logistics, ordering, marketing, Bookstart Bear costumes, contact lists and support materials.

If you have any queries during this period please email info@booktrust.org.uk.

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