What is Bookstart Corner and how do I sign up?

Find out more about the Bookstart Corner programme and how you can register for your free resources.

If you already know about Bookstart Corner and want to sign up now, just follow this link:

Register for Bookstart Corner 2018-19


Bookstart Corner pack image July 2018

About the programme

Bookstart Corner enables you to support families that are either entitled to the free 2-year-old early education grant or need additional help to develop a love of stories, books and rhymes. Aimed at families with children aged 12-30 months, it allows settings to offer intensive support for parents and carers so that they can read with their children with confidence.

The programme has been designed to build on the work already done by settings that work with children, offering additional support with:

  • Child development – supporting communication, emotional, physical and social development, so that children start school confident and able to learn
  • Parents and carers' aspirations and skills – helping parents and carers maximise their skills and give their children the best possible start

Free resources for families and practitioners

Once you have registered for Bookstart Corner - stating the number of resources you need and confirming your delivery details - you will receive:

  • Resources to support home visits or sessions with 10, 25, 50 or 100 families which have children aged 12-30 months. The packs contain two picture books and guidance materials, and can be given to families
  • When you order 25, 50 or 100 packs you will receive resources to create a fun Bookstart Corner space within your setting, to provide access to books and promote reading. The four posters, ten book titles and The Rhyme Challenge pack will help you have fun sharing books, stories and rhymes with families

Once registered, you will also be able to log in to the Bookstart Corner section of the website, which contains a wealth of information, session ideas and downloadable resources to help you deliver the programme.

How to sign up

Registration for Bookstart Corner 2018-19 is now open

To register your setting (or settings) and receive your free resources, just click on the button below and log in using the username and password that have been sent to you by BookTrust.

Register for Bookstart Corner 2018-19

If you haven't received your username and password, please email bookstartcorner@booktrust.org.uk and we'll be happy to help. If you have any problems registering, please use our step-by-step registration guide, or email us at the address above.

If you have already registered, please log in using the grey tab at the top of this page to access information on the resources you will receive, session ideas, key messaging and much more.

If you would like to get involved in Bookstart Corner and you aren't already receiving emails from us, please contact bookstartcorner@booktrust.org.uk and we'll make sure you're on the mailing list.

The benefits of Bookstart Corner

How Bookstart Corner is making the difference by Jessica Lanham