Bookstart for early years settings

This section contains guidance for early years practitioners on delivering the Bookstart programme. You'll find tips for making the most of Treasure pack gifting, as well as information on how Bookstart can benefit the vital work you do - from supporting EYFS objectives to forging effective links with parents and carers.

In this section

Benefits of Bookstart for early years settings

How Bookstart can support your work with children and families across a range of objectives.

Gifting the Bookstart Treasure pack

Tips, guidance and ideas for practitioners delivering Bookstart Treasure within early years settings.

Communicating with parents and carers

Resources and activities to help you involve parents and carers in your Bookstart Treasure gifting.

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