Winners of the Bookstart 25th Anniversary Awards

This year, we're celebrating 25 brilliant years of Bookstart with our 25th Anniversary Awards, a chance to recognise and showcase the amazing work being done by Bookstart partners across England. We've been overwhelmed by the nominations we have received and are thrilled to announce the winners and the Rhymetime finalists. 

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate and huge congratulations to all our award winners.

And the winners are...

Bookstart Coordinator Award

Anne Frost

Early Years Librarian, Sheffield

Bookstart Baby Gifting Partner Award

Irene Peachey

Library Early Years Worker, Rochdale

Bookstart Treasure Gifting Partner Award

Shamim Khan

Assistant Head Teacher, Forest Fields Primary School, Nottingham

Bookstart Corner Award

Additional Needs Gifting Partner Award

Bridget Lockyer

Advisory Teacher, Children’s Sensory Team, Wakefield

Bookstart Rhymetime Award

Tina Fellows

Early Years Literacy Officer and Storyteller, Lambeth Libraries

More about Bookstart...

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By Wendy Cooling

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Get detailed information on delivering Bookstart, including multi-agency working, key messaging and working with every family.

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