What is Bookstart Corner?

Find out more about the Bookstart Corner programme and the free resources on offer.



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.

Registration for Bookstart Corner 2018-19 is now closed

If you would like to get involved in Bookstart Corner in the future, 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.

Already registered? Please log in using the grey tab at the top of this page - and the login details sent to you by BookTrust - to access information on the resources you will receive, session ideas, key messaging and more. You can also take the Bookstart Corner training quiz.

If you have any queries, please email us at bookstartcorner@booktrust.org.uk and we'll be happy to help. 

The benefits of Bookstart Corner

How Bookstart Corner is making the difference by Jessica Lanham