Story Starters

Life is better when everyone can read well and express themselves with confidence. Story Starters is a new programme that gives nursery school children the language and communication skills they need to start school ready to learn and all set to reach for the stars. 

Story Starters has been made possible by players of People’s Postcode LotteryWe received £1 million from the People’s Postcode Lottery Dream Fund to launch Story Starters in January 2017. 

Dolly Parton launches Story Starters, a new volunteer-led programme to help nursery children become ready to read

On Friday 6th October international superstar and philanthropist Dolly Parton released a new film to launch Story Starters, a new programme that provides one-to-one language and communication support to early years’ children. The programme is designed to ensure that they have the skills to start primary school ready to read.Read more

Local charity Beanstalk calls on Merseyside residents to volunteer as Story Starters

Local literacy charity Beanstalk has joined forces with local schools to ask all those living on Merseyside to sign up today as Story Starters.Read more

Innovative new early years’ literacy programme backed by Dolly Parton is launched in Merseyside

Story Starters, an innovative new early years’ literacy programme backed by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, was launched on Monday 3rd April to help give Merseyside children the best start in life.Read more

Story Starters project receives £1 million in funding

Beanstalk's project to boost the language and communication development of nursery school children has been awarded £1 million in funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.Read more