Letterbox Club for families

Children are registered to take part in the Letterbox Club by local authorities and schools and settings.

Each child then receives their own colourful parcel of books, number games and stationery items, usually once a month for six months.

You might have received a letter saying your child will be taking part, or if you'd like to find out if they are eligible, please get in touch with your local authority or your child's school.

Letterbox Club parcels include:

  • Story and picture books by a range of authors
  • Non-fiction, poetry and joke books
  • Fun number games (your child might need some help to set these up!)
  • Stationery items, such as felt tips, notepads, pens etc. to encourage writing and drawing
  • Letters, bookmarks and more…!


  • The parcels are for your child to own and keep! 
  • Take time to have fun together playing a game, reading stories aloud and chatting about the parts you enjoyed.
  • You may find that your child only likes one of the items in one of the parcels. That's fine! If they want to look at one item over and over again, that's fine too.
  • If you're a carer and your child moves foster placement, or returns to their birth family, during the Letterbox Club, the parcels will be sent to their new address until the end of the programme.


Our HomeTime resources are regularly updated and we will include a letter to the children in every parcel, encouraging them to visit this hub. Here they can find other great books to read, and also try the activities available.

We hope you and your child enjoy being part of the Letterbox Club. If you would like more information then please email us at: [email protected] or call us on 020 7801 8805

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