Deliveries of Bookstart Treasure packs

Coronavirus: Delivery for 2020 Bookstart Treasure packs on hold

The delivery of Bookstart Treasure Packs for 2020 is currently on hold until further notice due to the current Covid-19 outbreak.

Bookstart Treasure envelopeThe Supporting Children Team deliver Bookstart Treasure packs to parents through early years settings.

What are Bookstart Treasure packs?

Bookstart is a programme run by Book Trust, a charity which is dedicated to encouraging people of all ages and cultures to engage with books. Their Bookstart Treasure pack is a gift for children aged three to four years old and contains a story book and a booklet full of tips for parents about sharing books together.

Who are they for?

The books are only for children at your setting who were born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016.

Younger children will get their packs in 2020. Parents of older children who have missed out or eligible children who don't go to an early years setting, can order one from their local library. Parents may also be interested in our Read with me leaflets and How parents can help with reading web page.


2019 Bookstart Treasure packs is now closed. Deliveries will take place in June 2019. If you have any queries please contact

Thank you for helping us gift these envelopes to children and their families. The most important message to give to dads, mums and carers is that it's never too early to start reading to their children. Research has proven that children who are read to daily form close bonds with their parents/carers and reach education milestones quicker than children who are not.

Packs for children with additional needs

We have a limited number of Bookstart packs for children with additional needs, including:

  • Bookshine – for children who are deaf
  • Bookstar – for children with delayed fine motor skills
  • Booktouch – for children who are blind or partially sighted
  • Dual language – for children with English as an additional language.

If you have eligible children please email our Bookstart coordinator to find out more at

Useful links and contact details

If you have any questions email our Bookstart coordinator at

You can find out more about Bookstart on their website. Or Check our Bookstart page to find out how the packs for other age groups are distributed in Surrey.