Deliveries of Bookstart Treasure packs

Delivery for 2020 Bookstart Treasure

The delivery of Bookstart Treasure Packs for 2020 will take place in February 2021 for children due to start school in September 2021.

There will be a further delivery in June 2021 for children due to start school in September 2022.

Bookstart Treasure envelopeThe Early Years Educational Effectiveness Team deliver Bookstart Treasure packs to parents through early years settings.

What are Bookstart Treasure packs?

Bookstart is a programme run by BookTrust, 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 in the February 2021 delivery are only for children at your setting who were born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017.

Younger children will get their packs in June 2021. 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.

Deliveries

2020/21 Bookstart Treasure packs is now open till the 18 December 2020. Deliveries will take place in February 2021 . The order form is now closed.

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 bookstart@surreycc.gov.uk

Useful links and contact details

If you have any questions email our Bookstart coordinator at bookstart@surreycc.gov.uk

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.